October 2020 marks the new vintage release of our Winemaker’s Selection wines; 2015 Vat 1 Semillon, 2018 Vat 47 Chardonnay, 2018 Vat 9 Shiraz and 2018 Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet.
The 2018 vintage was the middle year of three great ones for the Hunter. In the great years one variety always pokes its nose above the others, and in 2018 that was the Shiraz. All the 2018 Chardonnays are at the bigger end of the scale, but are not overly alcoholic and have good acid balance.
Bruce Tyrrell AM says, “The great vineyards always have the ability to retain their acid structure. So all of the reds are deep in colour, have lots of fruit on the palate and have a wonderful balanced tannin and acid finish. The Shiraz and the Chardonnay will both continue to live for some time.”
The 2015 Vat 1 Semillon is the product of a long, cool summer – one where we needed to hold our nerve to let the fruit develop the necessary flavours. The 2015 Vat 1 has now developed an amazingly complex nose and palate, with plenty of fresh acid on the finish.
These wines represent the absolute quality of our Estate. We hope you enjoy this release of these iconic wines.