The Tyrrell's Story
Tyrrell's is an iconic Hunter Valley winery renowned for producing some of Australia’s greatest wines. Tyrrell's was established by English immigrant, Edward Tyrrell in 1858 at the foot of New South Wales’ striking Brokenback Range. Today, Tyrrell's is headed up by 4th generation winemaker, Bruce Tyrrell, with the 5th generation hot on his heels! Tyrrell's produces a broad array of wine varieties and styles, ranging from the inexpensive to the luxurious. They have championed the Semillon variety, with their flagship, of course, being the world-renowned Vat 1. They strive to create wines of individual character, flavour and integrity. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.
Why's this wine for you?
Cast in the archetypal Tyrrell's Hunter Valley style, one sip transports you to Broke road, with that famously medium bodied earthy Hunter character all delivered in a wonderfully attractive fashion. We challenge you not to drink gallons of this... sourced from a selection of some of the top blocks on the Estate and surrounding area, most of which are dry grown and averaging 40 years in vine age. This is Australian Shiraz, but not as you know it. Exemplary, refreshing and stately.
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The Brief
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Light Dark
Wine Scale 4
How's it taste?
Vibrant purple colour, with a lifted nose showing bright red fruits and confectionary spice. The palate is medium bodied with good depth of flavour yet still lively and fresh. Soft, savoury tannins and a crunchy acidity adds to the wines complexity. A wonderful example of the modern, medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz.
How was it made?
Our Hunter Valley Shiraz was made from grapes grown on some of the top blocks on the Tyrrell’s estate and surrounding area, which have an average vine age of 40 years and are mostly dry grown. The 2019 vintage was the third great vintage in a row for the Hunter Valley, the product of another hot, dry summer. The drought continued through the growing season, but on New Year’s Eve and 7 January, we had good storms that provided the vines with enough moisture to retain their leaves and fill out and ripen the fruit. While the berries were a little smaller than normal, the overall crop was at the level we expected. Our Hunter Valley Shiraz is made to the same high standards that our flagship Vat 9 Shiraz receives. The fruit was destemmed, but not crushed, to ensure as many whole berries as possible made it to the fermenter. The wine was then matured in older, large format French oak casks. These 2,700L casks highlight the fruit purity whilst making sure that oak isn’t the dominant character.
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Ned Goodwin MW
I always enjoy tasting this wine as the pillar on which the upper tier is founded. Its role, I suppose, is to establish the mid-weighted, savoury mantle that is all things Hunter. And it pulls it off with aplomb. Sweet earth, red cherry, a smear of licorice root and a sachet of spice. Versatile, fresh, far from prosaic, but absolutely delicious.
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