2013 Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay
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Huon Hooke, The Real Review
95 Points - Light to medium yellow colour, bright. The bouquet is fresh, youthful and alive, with lovely fresh clean citrusy fruit and a herbal note, the palate likewise generous but tightly-framed, focused and refined, with a long, long carry and great refinement. An ageworthy style.
James Halliday Wine Companion
95 Points - Tyrrell's made its first Vat 47 in '71 and soon embraced barrel fermentation in French oak, to all intents and purposes the leader of the pack, playing the same role that Max Lake had played with cabernet in '65-'66, so it's hardly surprising Tyrrell's is a skilled practitioner. Still a vibrant youthful straw-green; white peach and nectarine drive the engine on this lovely chardonnay; barrel ferment oak inputs and slinky acidity adding to the texture. Many of its gold medals and trophies were collected in '16, reflecting the overall complexity and balance of the wine.
John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph
More words of praise have followed the history of Vat 47 than any other Australian white wine. Born in the Hunter Valley 46 years ago as the nation's first commercially released chardonnay, this Andrew Spinaze-crafted effort sits at the very top of chardonnay's super-premium pecking order.