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HVD Single Vineyard Semillon
by James Halliday on Fri, July 31st 2015
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 Sun, February 1st 2015
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 Mon, December 8th 2014
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 Nick Stock on Thu, November 1st 2012
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 James Halliday on Mon, August 31st 2015
95 Points - From two dry-grown blocks with an average age of 60 years. Five years have passed since the wine was made, but it’s oh so young and fresh, with years of life in front of it; its balance and length are faultless, so its future is gold-plated, but I must point it as it is today.
by Robert Parker on
94 + Points - The 2010 Winemaker’s Selection Vat 1 Semillon has youthfully mute aromas of lemon peel, fresh grass, chalk boards, fresh lime juice and grapefruit. Very crisp, dry and light-bodied, it possesses an excellent concentration of citrus and mineral flavors, finishing long.
by Lisa Perrotti-Brown on Fri, October 31st 2014
94 + Points - Vat 1 Semillon is fermented in stainless steel, spending a short time on lees in tank prior to bottling. Itsees no oak. The 2010 Winemaker’s Selection Vat 1 Semillon has youthfully mute aromas of lemon peel, fresh grass, chalk boards, fresh lime juice and grapefruit. Very crisp, dry and light-bodied, it possesses an excellent concentration of citrus and mineral flavors, finishing long.
by Gary Walsh on Fri, October 31st 2014
95 Point - Lemon powder and subtle tropical notes, but largely drenched in freshly squeezed lime. It has richness and intensity of flavour but remains tangy and zesty – the acid line feels tight and secure – enough to anchor it safely for many years. Sails through the mouth and coasts effortlessly long through the finish. In short, a richer style, but a beautiful Vat 1.
by Alan Hunter on Sat, January 24th 2015
94 Points - Semillon is a grape from which Australians have crafted a unique style. In young wines it presents as high in acid and lemon-centred fruit, with age building layers of toast, nuts and honeyed nuance. A class act from one of the first wine families.
by Tyson Stelzer on
94 Points - …goodness, there is fruit concentration and persistence packed in. Pure lemon zest with hints of madeleine on the bouquet; the palate is layered with lemon, lime, red apples and nutmeg. Tuck in!
Old Winery Shiraz
by James Halliday on
Spicy red fruits, with cranberry and sage; medium bodied, forward, fleshy and accessible, with taut acidity and a very drinkable finish; luncheon wine in every respect.
by Tony Love on
The serious stuff: Using two of its regionally diverse vineyards across the country that go into higher-level wines, this is unashamedly designed as ripe, sweet fruited shiraz with raspberry, cinnamon, and vanillin oak influences. The fun stuff: Soft, lush and easy drinking for red novices without too many complexities to get in the way of a good time.
Old Winery Cabernet Merlot
by Winestate on
Sweet plum cake of a nose and a soft, round blueberry palate. A very nice quaffing wine.
by James Halliday on
As the label indicates, a SA/WA blend for those with the ability to sell wine (particularly at this price) opportunities to buy in bulk abound this has good black and red berry fruit flavours, and enough structure to satisfy.
Old Winery Traminer Riesling
by Drinks Trade Magazine on
Lifted musky, sweet nose with muscat characters. Elegant and bright with balanced acid and sugar. A medium-sweet light style, with honey flavours, floral notes; simple, juicy and easy drinking.
Old Winery Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
by Tyson Stelzer on
East meets west in this Hunter/WA blend, capturing the crunch of granny smith, the zest of lime and lemon and the freshness of cut grass, softened with a subtle touch of fruit sweetness.
by Geraldton Guardian on
The Semillon characteristics dominate this blend sourced from many regions. Zesty, restrained and fresh, with aromas of lemon and grass showing. Flavours of grass and semi-sweet lemon tickle the tongue and are balanced with smack of acidity provided by the Sauvignon Blanc. When it comes to this variety the price is right, and so is the palate. Tyrrell’s has made it for the market, and for everyone that enjoys an SSB with slightly lower alcohol content, it is just the ticket.
by Winestate on
Delicate nose with pretty, floral nuances. Lovely fruit expression on the palate, with a big residual sugar finish and firm, crisp acidity to balance.
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 on Tue, November 1st 2016
96 Points - Best of Hunter Valley Region at the 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge
by Wine Genius on Mon, March 17th 2014
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 Gary Walsh on Mon, October 1st 2012
93 Points - It was bottled a day before I tasted it, so I had a quick crack, and came back to it a couple of days later. Hard to call so early, these baby wines, though that’s my job I guess. Gentle sulphide and vanilla oak, peach and lime, floral notes. It’s fine boned, fresh and subtly flinty with cool flavours of green olive adding interest. You might call it slightly dilute, though I’m calling it subtle and delicate. I’m also calling it early; this is an excellent long term Vat 47 that puts me in mind, perhaps, of the 2002 on release. Line and length is terrific. Even as a young wine it’s still good to drink, in a sort of academic and/or prophetic way.