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.
Hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in new and 1yo 2700l French casks for 15 months. This is opulent and rich, bringing back memories of '59, '61, '65 and ;66 ('65 the standout). The black fruits are wrapped in velvet, the oak and tannins watching on enviously. A wonderful wine with its own part of history. Drink by: 2047; Price: $100.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2019; Alcohol: 13.7%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; Wine Companion
Purple fruit, violet and vanilla, great perfume and finesse. Medium-bodied, purity and purpose through the mouth, presenting an even flow of flavour from front to back. So much charm. Almost silky and creamy, but the tannin bobs up on the finish and tightens the nuts. Subtle earthiness. What a delight. Polished to perfection. And perhaps not quite the individual character of some of the 2017 single site releases, but nonetheless, a superb Shiraz. Tasted: May 18; Alcohol: 13.7%; Price: $95; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2021-2037+; Rated: 96 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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