2021 Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz Pinot Noir

Hunter Valley, NSW

A tribute to the great Hunter Valley 'Burgundies' of a bygone era.


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I love this! A hark to the past as a harbinger of the present.

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The greatest Hunter Valley red wines of the 1950s and 1960s were traditionally blends of Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

These light dry reds have become the things of legend, finding amazing balance at low alcohols and living well into their fifth and sixth decade in the cellar.

Here is the Tyrrell family homage to this historic local wine style. The sturdy earthiness of Hunter Shiraz brightened by the lively aromatics of Pinot Noir make a formidable team, and they're a winning combination.

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 Shiraz was sourced from and old vine, single block planted on volcanic red soils. The Pinot Noir was sourced from our 4 & 8 Acres block located here at the winery, which was planted in late 1960’s.

This blend of Shiraz (90%) and Pinot Noir (10%) is a modern interpretation of the great ‘Hunter River Burgundy’ styles made famous in the mid-1900s. Both varietals were vinified and matured separately before being blended and bottled.

Attractive, vibrant colour and a pretty aroma that jumps out of the glass. The palate is bright and approachable, with mouth filling fruit, soft tannins and bright acidity

Blend : Shiraz (90%), Pinot Noir (10%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"I love this! A hark to the past as a harbinger of the present. A classic 'Hunter River Burgundy' blend (90/10% shiraz/pinot) dating back to the greats of the 1950s and '60s. But in these hands, appropriated to the sassy, pulpy and limpid style that makes for delicious contemporary drinking. Best, without forfeiting regional DNA. Hunter varnish, bing cherry, persimmon, Seville orange and clove. Expanding sweetness through the middle. An effortless finish of silken tannin and juicy acidity. Lovely drinking." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)


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