Hunter Valley

Tyrrell's Wines

Johnno's Sémillon 2019

Far too young, but really good and promising — a day ago

Chris, Severn and 6 others liked this

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Jurisprudence Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

I thought this would be nice, but this is really nice. Once the tannins mellow even further it will get even better. This is your cassis and dark berries mouthful goodness. Really enjoyable and a huge bargain at what I paid; over delivers on QPR — 4 days ago

Mount Pleasant Wines

Blue Label Hunter Valley Cellar Aged Sémillon 2013

Crisp, precise and Delicious!!
Still super fresh
Year after year i still appreciate this wine as one of the best value for money in Australia
— a month ago

Severn, Scott and 10 others liked this

L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Syrah 2017

Happy National Red Wine Day!! 🙌🙌

We’re excited to celebrate with this Columbia Valley Syrah blend from the family-owned L’Ecole No. 41 winery in Washington State. 🇺🇸 @lecole41

Washington State is an important region for Syrah within the United States; however, this grape variety finds its true home in northern Rhône Valley, France. 🇫🇷

Syrah can fare well in warmer (e.g., Hunter Valley or Barossa Valley, Australia) and/or cooler (e.g., northern Rhône) climates. The climate has a pretty big impact on the style and expression of the resulting wine. Try tasting a Barossa Valley Shiraz next to a Syrah from Cornas, Rhône Valley and you may see (and taste) what I mean. 🤔 🧐 😆

The Columbia Valley region benefits from what’s called a “rain shadow” effect thanks to its location to the east of the Cascade mountains. 🏔 🏔The Cascades shield the region from the wet, intense weather coming in from the coast. As a result, the climate is warmer, drier, and sunnier, which supports the ripening process and stresses the vines, enhancing concentration of the fruit. 👍👍

This wine is a blend of 77% Syrah, 21% Grenache, and 2% Mourvedre varieties hailing from the vineyards of Candy Mountain, Stone Tree, Estate Seven Hills, Bacchus, and Summitville. It was fermented in stainless steel and was then racked in small, mostly neutral oak barrels over the course of 18 months.🍷🍷🍷

This wine is medium purple with heavy tearing; it’s full-bodied and jam-packed with ripe blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, and black currant notes, also black pepper, licorice, and leather. 💕💕We’re pairing it, initially, with a bite of Gruyère, Manchego, and fig, followed by grilled brats, portabellas, and zucchinis. It stands up well to the intensity of flavors.
— 22 days ago

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Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2014

Annual Boy’s Trip away - this time to Cairns. At a BYO Indian Restaurant. No formal notes. Hunter Valley Semillon from a good year which could still go for another 10 years. Trademark waxy lanolin, wet hay notes. Such purity on the palate. — 23 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Tyrrells are better than ever Byron. Apart from these 2 excellent whites they have released some individual paddock Shiraz made from very old vines planted in the 1800’s - known as “Old Patch”. Difficult to source even in Australia as their online members snap them up. I did manage to get a couple of bottles through 5 Way Cellars in Sydney.
Byron Hewett

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We lived in Wahroonga so Tyrell’s was a regular stop for us along with Tamburlaine, Lindeman’s, Brokenwood and Lake’s Folly.
Bob McDonald

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Haven’t had Tamburlaine for some time , so not up to date. The others are all going strong, particularly Brokenwood, but Iain Riggs has jacked up his prices particularly for the Graveyard Shiraz.

Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Structure
Big
Sophisticated
— a month ago

Alex, Iwan and 11 others liked this

Wyndham Estate

Bin 888 Cabernet Merlot 2020

Cannot fault it, great flavours. — 3 days ago

Hope Estate

Michael Hope Shiraz 2015

Lovely Shiraz - went super well with steaks on the grill! Super concentrated, great fruit but not to the SA kind of deep ruby red. Still awesome! — 11 days ago

Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Hunter Valley Sémillon 2013

Young and delicious
It goes without saying
— a month ago

Severn, Byron and 6 others liked this

Bee Hunter

Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

This is a delicious Pinot Noir from Mendocino County. Tangy and interesting.

Showing red and black fruits with light vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

This Single Vineyard is showing a great mouthfeel with nice complexity. Easy drinking with a pretty color.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Fruit forward, rich and elegant.

This 6 year old is showing a really pretty nose at this point. Has high alcohol so watch out, as it is very easy drinking.

I had it before, and this time I gave it a light chill. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with roasted beef marrow bone, with wild mushrooms.

Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 2 months ago

Dawn, Douglas and 19 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Beef marrow - yum and rich 🤑
Norman Gennaro

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Great pairing