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2019 Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay

Hunter Valley, NSW

Simply one of the Hunter Valley, and Australia's, most iconic Chardonnays.

HIGH SCORE

$89.00

About
This is always a rewarding wine.

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Vat 47 Chardonnay is the flagship Chardonnay produced by the famous Tyrrell family in the Hunter Valley.

A blend of the best old vine fruit available to the Tyrrell's winemakers, this is a powerful wine that exemplifies the rich, full-bodied style of Chardonnay that the Hunter Valley has become famous for.

This was Australia's first commercially available Chardonnay, first released in 1971. It's a wine with a reputation for uncompromising quality and has set the pace for premium Hunter Chardonnay from day dot.

A powerful, cellar-worthy wine with the softness and richness to stand toe to toe with any of Australia's top Chardonnays.

About Tyrrell's

Tyrrell's is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious family-owned wineries.

With a rich, decorated history stretching back to 1858, the Tyrrell family are custodians of some of the finest (and oldest) vineyards in the Hunter Valley, and indeed, the world.

Their top releases of Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay are highly collectable and considered by many as some of the truest regional examples of these varieties. 

As the talented Chris Tyrrell takes his place in the cellar, just as four generations of Tyrrell men have before him, this family institution is set to remain one of the most important bastions of quality Australian wine for many years to come.

The Tyrrell Family
The Tyrrell Family
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

The grapes for our Vat 47 Chardonnay are sourced entirely from our dry-grown Short Flat vineyard, where Murray Tyrrell planted the original Chardonnay vines in 1968.

All of the fruit was hand-picked before immediately being basket pressed. The juice was then cold settled for two days before being racked to another stainless-steel tank to begin fermentation. It was then transferred to French oak barriques to complete fermentation and maturation.

The nose is delicate, showing white stone fruit and lovely floral notes with only a hint of oak. The palate is where the power of the Short Flat vineyard comes to the fore, exhibiting an intensity and length not often seen in other Chardonnays. Impeccably balanced between primary fruit characters, some secondary lees components and the fine-grained French oak it’s drinking beautifully now, but will easily last another five to ten years in the cellar.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hunter Valley, NSW
Hunter Valley, NSW
Inside the Tyrrell's cellar
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This is always a rewarding wine. A measured take on the Hunter's proclivity for generosity finding confluence with chardonnay's affinity for oak and (partial) wild fermentation. Tropical accents of canned pineapple and dried mango. Vanilla pod oak, nougat, nutmeg and cinnamon. A long, rich sluice of fruit. Oak on the edges. Will gain greater poise in a few years, but loads of fun already." - Ned Goodwin MW (The Real Review)

95Points
The Wine Front

"Smooth and glossy texture, but refined too, with fine acidity, lime and peach, a dusting of spice, vanilla and cashew. It’s lively, balanced, runs from front to back palate without raising a sweat, so calm and composed, and closes long and juicy, a wee bit of dried herb and green olive in the aftertaste." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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