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2015 Tyrrell's Vat 47 Hunter Valley Chardonnay

What's the verdict?
"This has fine bones, but also has flavour to go with it. Green melon, lemon and lime, slight herbal perfume, gentle vanilla nougat and cedar spice oak. Medium bodied, light chalky texture, lovely well settled acidity, almost a delicacy to it, then a tight and very long citrus and Thai basil infused finish. There’s so much to like about this wine.
94 points - Gary Walsh"
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WHAT DO WE THINK?
A true benchmark in Australian Chardonnay, Tyrrell's Vat 47 continues its evolution towards a more delicate and tex...
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RRP: $70.00
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What do we think?

A true benchmark in Australian Chardonnay, Tyrrell's Vat 47 continues its evolution towards a more delicate and textural style. The nose shows delicate citrus and white stonefruit with a hint of oak and sulphide lift. The palate retains the generosity of Chardonnay but in a refined form. The fruit is balanced well with the fresh acidity and slight textural element from extended time on yeast lees.


What's the winemaker have to say?

Vineyard: This year’s Vat 47 comes entirely from our Short Flat Vineyard, which has ideal sandy loam soils. The oldest blocks were planted in the late 1960s.

Winemaking: The fruit was handpicked before immediately being 100% basket pressed. The juice was cold settled for two days before fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks, then the fermenting juice was transferred to French Oak barriques (20% new). The wine stayed in these barriques until October before it was blended and coarse filtered into bottle.

Vintage: Good rain throughout winter and also in December. The trend for cooler summers continued with no maximum temperatures over 40 degrees. Reasonable rains during vintage which came in storms rather than daily misty showers which can cause problems with the grapes.

On the palate: A fine example of modern Hunter Valley Chardonnay, medium bodied with slightly struck flint yeast character, a slight spiciness with grapefruit overtones. The palate is delicate, yet rich, round creamy fruit of great texture and mouthfeel persist, which ties in nicely with the soft French Oak balance and clean acid structure.

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: 3.37

TA: 6.87 g/L

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure: Screw Cap

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