James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge
96 Points & Best of Hunter Valley Region
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.
Andrew Corrigan, B Magazine
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.
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.