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2018 Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz Pinot Noir

2018 Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz Pinot Noir

'Light to medium bodied, juicy and vibrant... a delightful crisp finish.' 
93+ Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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  • 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."


    The 2018 red vintage in the Hunter Valley was one where both Shiraz and Pinot Noir were of a very high quality. A very dry winter and spring, in fact, the driest since 2003, saw cropping levels smaller than usual.

    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.


    Floral, bright red fruit flavours with a touch of spice and incredible drinkability, this is a modern interpretation of the great Hunter River Burgundies made famous in the mid-1900s.


    '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,  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.'
    93+ Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front