New South Wales, Australia

Tyrrell's Wines

Hunter Valley Shiraz 2018

Inspired by @Ceccherini Cristiano and @Josh Morgenthau, decided to get curious about my local shops Aussie selection & found this. I’ve had good experiences w Hunter Valley whites before, so this Shiraz was correspondingly fresh, restrained in any oak monster(apparently in large open oak vats), & had a lovely CDR savory quality. The blueberry/red fruits of Shiraz were there but more background & on nose as well. Not a big wine nor small-perhaps a shade over it’s listed 13.5%. Very well done, & for 21$, I dare say good QPR. — 4 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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@Peter Sultan well done mate!! Tyrrell is a great reality. One of the first wineries to establish in Hunter Valley and probably the only one that hasn't given up the family's identity.

Wilton Estate

Botrytis Sémillon 1995

AHF
9.5

Deep mahogany color. At 25 years, still refreshing sweet / sour. Not too sweet. Great with savory sweet and sour fish. Would also complement soy sauce chicken. — 5 days ago

Tyrrell's Wines

Stevens Single Vineyard Hunter Semillon 2006

J Mc
9.3

Wow! So vibrant. Crisp. Fresh. Really really nice. — 14 days ago

Mount Pleasant Wines

Blue Label Hunter Valley Cellar Aged Sémillon 2007

See notes from 2 years ago
I enjoy this wine, but how it held 6 days with always less liquid in the bottle I can question.
Do they get a huge amount of sulphites?
The wine is definitely good and for being 14yo is absolutely a winner, but I did wonder...
— 10 days ago

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Clonakilla

Canberra District Viognier 2014

First of 2 Viogniers served blind. Classic with more acid than the 2nd. Apricot descriptors. Refreshing and excellent. Clonakilla better known for its excellent Shiraz Viognier. — 18 days ago

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Ron R

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I was about to remark on their Shiraz before I read your last sentence. I agree!

Ross Hill

Lily Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Fruity but not overpoweringly so. Plus it’s carbon neutral! — 13 days ago

Thomas Allen

Parish Hunter Valley Shiraz 2018

2018 Parish Shiraz MM. Loved it — 13 days ago

Brokenwood

Hunter Valley Sémillon 2019

Probably drinking this too young but it has the body and zip and gravel moves that make me a Sémillon lover — a month ago

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Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Hunter Valley Sémillon 2010

Long life ahead
Delicious wine
Taking the semillon on a next level up
Vertical, but still rich mouthful
Very complex, but still fresh and mineral
Long and enjoyable
— 10 days ago

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Mount Pleasant Wines

Maurice O'Shea Hunter Valley Shiraz 2011

A rich dark Ruby in colour. Initially a little closed - needed a longer decant. Dense and latent on the nose offering black and blue fruits, black pepper with an earthy minerality. A medium to full bodied palate with much yet to reveal - acid and tannin - everything here for the cellar. In 2015 this wine won the James Halliday Shiraz of the Year and 98 points from James. Honours the legendary Hunter Valley pioneer Maurice OShea when he started in 1921 in Pokolbin. This is the first of 6 and probably too early to be opening. An exceptional Shiraz in its infancy at 10 years of age and destined for a very long life. — a month ago

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Nice notes, sir.
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Thanks Ron. These Hunter Valley wines can be excellent but patience is certainly required - applies to the Semillon as well.