The Old Winery Shiraz hasn't exactly set the world on fire but Tyrrell's new labelling, which incorporates its regional sources, carried me over the line on the 2007. Heathcote (75%), McLaren Vale (20%) and the Hunter Valley (5%) sounded like a pretty handy combination when I asked my wallet's opinion of this $9 wine.
It's very ripe and jammy on the nose, with a slightly stewed fragrance of prunes, violet and spices revealing a liberal influence of sweet oak. Marked by sour acidity, the light-medium bodied palate reveals a somewhat hollow expression of thinly fruited raspberry, black cherry and currant flavour, ending with slight baked notes and a persisting sourness.
X I like the more informative label but this is much the same wine as it was before. The 2008 Old Winery Shiraz (83% Heathcote/17% McLaren Vale) has already seen the first wave of reviews and it might be a better bet. Drink now.