Established in 1858 by Edward Tyrrell where a hand built, one-roomed hut stood surrounded by grapevines, the estate is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending now from their historic home in the Hunter Valley to the Limestone Coast in South Australia and Heathcote in Victoria.
The family motto “nothing is great unless it is good” has been a guiding beacon for more than 150 years. And with the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, now 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.
And by the way, the hut still stands today in the car park of the winery as a monument to Edward’s vision.
TYRRELL'S WINES VAT 1 SÉMILLION 2010, HUNTER VALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
LCBO PRICE $54,75
This Vat 1 Sémillion is one of Australia’s most awarded white wines. Its fruit is sourced from the Short Flat and Johnno’s vineyards, whose plantings date back to 1908.
In the glass, it is a pale straw yellow with silvery hues and nice legs! On the nose, it exudes citrusy notes and a touch of grassiness.
On the palate, it is dry, rich and opulent. It coats the mouth exquisitely! There are flavors of white ripe peaches, fresh lemon and a touch of honey. Lovely acidity!
This is a dangerously yummy wine!!! You know the kind I am talking about… The “bottle is already finished???!!!"
Just put some 2 straws in the bottle and sip! Who needs food when the wine is that good?!!!
TYRRELL'S WINES VAT 47 CHARDONNAY 2011, HUNTER VALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
LCBO PRICE $54,75
This Vat 47 Chardonnay was made entirely from grapes grown on the Short Flat vineyards in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales and all the fruit was handpicked!
In the glass, it is a light silvery yellow with good legs!
On the nose, it vibrates with lime zest, fresh cut lemon, little butter, honey and marshmallows.
On the palate, it is dry, citrusy and buttery! The mouth feel is creamy, rich and sensual. Great core of acidity!
Try it with a creamy garlicky, cheesy chicken and chive linguini!