Vintage Update from Bruce Tyrrell - The Hunter Reds
Wed, February 6th 2013 / No comments
There seems to be a bit of chat about whether the Hunter red vintage will be any good or not after the rain. We picked our first Shiraz on Tuesday between 13.2 and 14.1 Baume – the colours are almost black purple with plenty of flavour. All of our fruit, at this stage, is in good condition and if the weather stays right for the next two weeks, this year’s reds from the Hunter should be as good as the 2009’s. Semillon’s will be a bit bigger and softer, like 1995 and 2005. We made our best Semillons of the vintage last week after the 7 inches of rain, but when they got fully flavour ripe.