Tyrrell Wines Australia Video: Semillon Magic + Shiraz

Bruce Tyrrell was a pleasant surprise: terrific interview with a great wit and insights into the Australian wine industry in this video chat below.

He frames the magic of semillon, old and young… plus there’s his Rufus Stone Shiraz, black liquid enchantment. The Tyrrell family has been producing wines in Australia’s  Hunter Valley since 1858. Bruce Tyrell is the fourth generation of his family to run the winery that now produces 500,000 cases per year.

In 2006, Bruce was recognized with an Order of Australia medal for his contribution to the Australian wine industry; improving grape quality, research, tourism and export opportunities. His is also a founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine.

 

 

Tyrrell’s Wines Moore’s Creek Shiraz, Southeast Australia, Australia

Good acidity for food with rich, luscious black plum aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and smooth. Lovely, especially for the price. Pair with: grilled and roasted dishes or spicy pastas. Drink: 2012-2014.  1072297  14%  D  750 mL  $12.99  Score: 88/100.

 

 

Tyrrell’s Wines Moore’s Creek Chardonnay, Southeast Australia, Australia

Lots of oak on the nose here with some green apple brightness on the palate. Good mouth-watering acidity for food. Full-bodied. Great price. Pair with: fresh salads, seafood dishes and creamy pasta dishes. Drink: 2012-2014.  1072298  13%  D  750 mL  $12.99  Score: 87/100.

 

 

 

 

Tyrrell’s Wines Moore’s Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Southeast Australia, Australia

Surprisingly pleasant acidity. Full-bodied and smooth with luscious dark fruit aromas. Drink: 2012-2015.  1079118  13%  D  750 mL  $12.99  Score: 88/100.

 

 

 

Tyrrell’s Wines Brookdale Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia

Lemon freshness in a glass with a lovely rich lanolin texture. The perfect wine that is stylistically between sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Pair with: seafood, salads. Drink: 2012-2015.  269316  11.20%  XD  750 mL  $19.95  Score: 87/100.

 

 

 

Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Shiraz, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

I love this shiraz, even as I watched its price increase rapidly due to popularity. It’s rich and round with warm, inviting aromas of fleshy black plums. A lovely acidity brightens the middle. Some kind of wonderful. Drink: 2012-2016.  91488  14%  XD  750 mL  $19.95  Score: 92/100.

 

 

Tyrrell’s Wines Lost Block Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Lemon lanolin with a refreshing zestiness yet rich texture. Lovely white for so many dishes. Pair with: sautéed mussels, barbecued freshwater fish, pizza with spinach and feta cheese. Drink: 2011-2014.  933200  11.50%  XD  750 mL  $15.95  Score: 88/100.

 

 

 

 

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Is there someone else with a fascinating wine story whom you think I should interview? Please e-mail me: natdecants@nataliemaclean.com.

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