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Tyrrell's Lost Block Chardonnay

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Since the early 90’s when Tyrrell’s originally lost a block of Semillon that became riper and richer they’ve been loosing quite a few blocks, or as they coin it, they’ve quite simply lost the plot. Here’s a Chardonnay that’s all about the fruit showing ripe stone fruit and white peach flavours. It’s clean and persistent and pairs well with chicken dishes or a seafood paella.

'Tyrrell's chardonnays have been continuing to improve in recent years, becoming finer and tighter with less alcohol. Even this $18 label offers great value. Nutty, lemon and lime-leaf aromas lead into a soft, round, ripe palate with good acidity as well as generous flavour. All this at just 12.5 per cent alcohol. Now to 2016.
Huon Hooke - "Bargain of the week"

Tyrrell’s has its white-wine making peers in the Hunter, but no one makes better wines. Their chardonnay quality trickles down through the range, from the flagship Vat 47, to the bargain-priced Lost Block. At a modest 12.5 per cent alcohol, the wine delivers chardonnay’s stone-fruit and melon varietal flavours on a fine, fresh palate, lifted in texture and flavour by maturation on spent yeast cells.
Chris Shanahan, Chrisshanahan.com

Winemaker's Notes

A medium bodied wine with aromas of stone fruit and subtle vanillin oak. The palate is generously flavoured with white peach citrus characters and a clean, crisp finish.

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Tyrrell's Lost Block Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
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Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
We wouldn't recommend you stash many of these wines away to develop bottle-age complexity but this is an exception: it's pretty, lean, and a bit austere at the moment, but there's good lemony concentration and that makes us think it'll taste better in a few months' time.
Quaff 2005 2004

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