Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz Pinot Noir is the inaugural release of this Shiraz (70%) Pinot Noir from the Baulkham and HVD vineyards respectively.
Their Special Release range is for wines that are limited production, one-offs, trial batches, or just anything unique or different. Of Special Release wines, Bruce Tyrrell said "I believe that in a great year you need to preserve as much premium wine as possible, as it may not be there the next year."
Both wines were fermented and matured separately, both in older oak of varying sizes. The two wines were blended in December before bottling in January 2019.
Medium colour density with a lifted, exotic nose of strawberries and Asian spice with a hint of stalk character. The palate shows wonderful core and length of sweet fruit with a soft tannin profile balanced by fine acidity to create a food friendly style of Pinot Noir to be enjoyed over the medium term.
Tyrrell's is an iconic Hunter Valley winery renowned for producing some of Australia’s greatest wines. Tyrrell's was established by English immigrant, Edward Tyrrell in 1858 at the foot of New South Wales’ striking Brokenback Range. Today, Tyrrell's is headed up by 4th generation winemaker, Bruce Tyrrell, with the 5th generation hot on his heels! Tyrrell's produces a broad array of wine varieties and styles, ranging from the inexpensive to the luxurious. They have championed the Semillon variety, with their flagship, of course, being the world-renowned Vat 1. They strive to create wines of individual character, flavour and integrity. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.
GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT
A tasty spectrum of fruit - boysenberry, raspberry, cherry etc - all flecked with aniseed, spice, vanilla bean and quiet Hunter earthiness or new leather, whichever pleases you more. Light to medium bodied, juicy and vibrant, a little rasp of tannin, fresh berry acidity,Â a delightful crisp finish with a spiced sour cherry/strawberry aftertaste. Italianate, in a way, and so smashable now, lightly chilled, or wait a year or two for additional complexity. Yes.'