Reviews

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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.

Old Winery Cabernet Merlot

Old Winery Traminer Riesling

Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz

by James Halliday on Mon, February 1st 2016

91 Points - Promises throaty flavour and delivers it well. Blackberry, cloves and mint with a slip of well-measured chocolatey/creamy oak. Seals the deal through the finish. Reliably good.

by Tony Love on Wed, July 29th 2015

4 1/2 Star - Star, An immediately attractive shiraz with plenty of generous, mid-dark plum fruit highlights given a regional and genre enhancing under layer of what we now see typically as cooler-climate characters — some white pepper rather than darker, exotic Asian spices, a palate neatly balancing cleverly oak-tinted elements, and fresh, dark cherry fruit crunch. It holds itself up with a delicious ripeness and is immensely enjoyable.

by John Lehman on Sat, June 27th 2015

Hunter Valley wine legend Bruce Tyrrell reckons his 2013 Rufus Stone Shiraz, which began being shipped out from his winery yesterday, is on par with the peerless 2002 vintage. This Heathcote beauty finds the sweet spot, combining generous dark fruits with savoury elegance. A gold medal winner for sure and worth every cent of its $25 price tag.

by Gary Walsh on Fri, June 19th 2015

91 Points - Mint chocolate, blackberry, some pepper and pretty vanilla oak in the back. It’s big, but soft and juicy with well bedded tannin, balanced acidity and plenty of depth and flavour.  Layers of plum and chocolate on the finish, but has fresh berried perkiness too. Smooth. Post purchase, I don’t think anyone will come away feeling disappointed.

by Huon Hook on Fri, June 12th 2015

93 Points - Very deep, dark red/purple colour; rich, ripe black fruit aromas, with subtle deftly handled oak. The wine id full-bodied and ample, with abundant tannin in good balance, the finish long and full, while the flavour is mineral and ‘iron tonic-like’, typical of Heathcote. Long, firm finish, with a minerally quality which lingers and a major final grip.

Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay

by James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge on

96 Points & Best of Hunter Valley Region

by Wine Genius on

95 Points - The flagship Chardonnay of the grand Tyrrell’s brand lives up to its reputation. A delightful blend between raw primary fruits, assertive oak and even handed winemaking. Ripe nectarine, orange blossom, melon and apple peel are offset by citrus spice and floral lift. Generous palate weight with almond meal, waxy oak and bright crackling acidity. Will build in time. Drink 2014-2019.

by Andrew Corrigan, B Magazine on

The top white [at the 2013 Cairns Wine Show] was Tyrrell’s Vat 47 2012, a wine famous for being understated and subtle in style. It is more expensive but represents a great Australian classic.

by Winestate on

4 stars out of 5 - The nose is still very tight and closed with some oak showing through. The long palate is fresh, balanced and citrussy. Recommended cellaring 3-5 years.