Reviews

Find out what your fellow wine lovers are saying about Tyrrell's wines or leave a comment on your favourite wine from our extensive range.

Ashman’s Brut

by Northern Daily Newspaper on Mon, May 13th 2013

96 points

The colour is a medium yellow and the nose shows full, clean Semillon, lifted citrus and some straw notes. On the palate these flavours are added to with toasty, yeast characters gained in the winemaking process. An excellent celebratory alternative to the mainstream sparklings, particularly for people looking for a drier taste.

Ra Nui Pinot Noir

by Winestate on Fri, April 18th 2014

Medium-bodied style, with cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing some savoury complexity, and gentle tannins.

Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc

by Michael Cooper on Wed, February 4th 2015

Mouthfilling and well rounded, with very good body, balance ripeness and depth.…….It is already drinking well

by Bob Campbell on Wed, February 4th 2015

Bright fresh Sauvignon Blanc with pure pink grapefruit, guava, passionfruit and ripe apple flavours. Gently aromatic wine with an ethereal texture. A delicate and appealing style

by Illawarra Mercury on Mon, March 10th 2014

From the Wairau Valley in New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wine district. Distributed in Australia by Hunter Valley producer Tyrrell’s, it’s a stylish savvy, dry and restrained with a small portion matured in French oak, citrus and tropical fruit flavours, herbal characters and zippy acidity.

by Jim McMahon on Mon, March 17th 2014

This wine is typical of what the region does best. It offers a youthful green/pale straw colour. The palate offers mouth-watering passionfruit with grassy herbaceous overtones which cut right through. The crisp acidity on the finish is dry and intense.

by Jane Thompson (Taste Magazine) on Fri, April 11th 2014

This fruit-driven white pairs with creamy white chocolate like passionfruit and pavlova.

by Winestate on Fri, April 18th 2014

Fresh, citrusy and limey, with mouth-filling body, tight acidity and a dry, lingering finish.

Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz

by Peter Hay on

While the Tyrrells brand is wedged firmly in the Hunter Valley of NSW, like any progressive brand, it realised the Hunter can attract only so much of a following, with most of it in its home state. So what’s the next best thing, buy a patch of land in one of Australia’s growing regions, Heathcote in Victoria. Nestled between the Goulburn valley and Bendigo, it offers Shiraz a temperate climate with generous rainfall, and therefore produces wines that are more elegant and restrained than the Hunter Valley has to offer. This is a good example.

by Drinks Trade Magazine on

(2013 Vintage) A ripe and fruit driven nose. The palate is well balanced with flavours of spice, mocha, vanilla and oak, plus long length and fine, firm tannins.

by James Halliday (2015 Australian Wine Companion) on

(2012 Vintage) 94 Points - Light to medium purple-crimson; a fresh and juicy blend of red, blue and black fruits provide a fragrant bouquet and a supple, fresh light to medium-bodied palate with good line and length.

by Tyson Stelzer on

(2012 Vintage) 95 points - Classic Heathcote shiraz, in the most elegant guise. Tyrrell’s vineyard is now twenty years old, and in 2012 it put forth lovely purity and focus of black plum and blackberry fruit. Refined tannins, vibrant acid focus and supportive dark chocolate French oak (30% new) unite to build finely textured structure, seamless line and lingering persistence.

Stevens Single Vineyard Semillon

Belford Single Vineyard Chardonnay

by Gary Walsh, The Wine Front on Fri, October 13th 2017

95 Points - Plenty of struck match, classic Tyrrell’s ‘lime spider’, a little spice and biscuit, some cut fennel. Light and fine boned, but flavoursome, with a subtle vanilla creaminess, flinty texture, cool acidity, and a juicy and toasty finish of excellent length. Wonderful Hunter Chardonnay. Flavour and finesse.

by James Halliday Wine Companion 2018 on

95 Points - Coming off a difficult vintage, gee this is showing well. It has flavour, as in from the fruit not just the oak and leesy characters, which are here too. Complex, layered with poached quince and ginger and sun-bleached hay, yet tight. Zesty and bright with a lightening rod of acidity so this needs more time.

HVD Single Vineyard Semillon

by James Halliday on

(2010 Vintage) 95 Points - The HVD vineyard was planted in 1908. Despite a touch of spritz, this has started down its development path with the first hint of honey joining the lively, tangy lemon/lemongrass flavours, the acidity crisp and reassuring.

by Tyson Stelzer on

(2010 Vintage) 94 Points - The more I taste the fruits of this vineyard, the more I adore it. And look at the price!. This year is a bright and crisp expression with crunchy apple fruit and mouth watering acidity. It’s loaded up with everything - great concentration and richness, fine minerality and a long finish.

by Huon Hooke on

(2010 Vintage) 93 Points - Very light yellow. Fragrant, slightly floral nose, lovely lemony fresh semillon with a degree of richness. Soft and refined in mouth, delicate and subtle but also has softness and a hint of richness that invites you in. Already very approachable

Vat 1 Hunter Semillon

by JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION on

95 Points & Outstanding - ...lemon juice and lemon curd flavours follow logically from the bouquet, lemony acidity lingering long in the mouth after the wine is swallowed.

by NICK STOCK, GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2013 on

95 Points - A great result in the 2012 vintage, this has the trademark Tyrrell’s class and concentration, mixing power with restraint. There’s plenty of lime and white nectarine fruit on offer here, with a really lovely lean yet juicy palate, great acidity and drive. Terrific.

by LESTER JESBERG, WINEWISE on

3 stars out of 5 - Lemony with a touch of snow pea sprout. Fresh but has green aromas and flavours.

Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz

by John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph on

Hunter Valley headquartered winery Tyrrell’s decision to source shiraz from Victoria’s Heathcote region two decades ago has been vindicated many times over. This full-flavoured shiraz features palate-gripping intensity, long length, balance, elegance, and loads of peppery and spicy characters.

Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay

by Nick Stock, www.jamessuckling.com on

93 Points - Ripe tropical and stone fruits here, this has a wealth of acid-fuelled power. Oak is restrained. There’s an almost semillon-like feel to the palate. Drink now to 2025+. Screw cap.

by Gary Walsh, Wine Front on

96 Points - Struck match, cashew and almond, lime and peach. Medium bodied, mouth-filling palate, crystal clear limey acidity, power and style, but not heavy. Silky feel. Crisp flinty finish, that’s so pure and long. It’s all here. Best young Vat 47 I can remember.

by Lester Jesberg, Winewise on

5 stars out of 5 - Power with restraint. Classy French oak wafts from the glass but doesn’t dominate. The palate is tight, long and intense. 30% new French oak. 100% basket pressed.
This wine is a study in structure and restraint – so far removed from Hunter chardonnays of even a decade ago. Barrel work plays a key part in the textural side of this wine, but, even though French oak aroma and flavour plays a part, it doesn’t assert itself. The wine is driven by a core of intense fruit backed by acidity.