Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley to the Limestone Coast (SA) and Heathcote (VIC). Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. 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.
Crisp and zesty style, kind of skittish and certainly energetic. Falls more towards the lime flavour spectrum more than lemon, and has some slight grassy notes, but they add interest rather than detract. Finish is neat and tangy. Tasted over two days, and it looks better today than it did yesterday, which is always encouraging. Tasted: Aug 2016; Alcohol: 11.5%; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2019-2036; Rated: 92+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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