‘2013 and 2014 will be top vintages’, states winemaker Andrew Spinaze, ‘it’s a real Vat 1 character; very intense, robust almost. Intensity is at the highest here in 2014’. Interestingly, the winemaking team is talking shifting production across to the basket press, for more phenolic work and complexity of texture. A changing of style, or reverting to…
Compact and powerful wine. Such focus and persistence too. Waxy and floral notes in perfume, citrus to the max. Purity of flavour, light juicy citrus, squeaky waxiness in texture, big hit of flint-like minerality, almost a rock chisel and then green apple. Incredible power. Incredible focus. Incredible young release.
96 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, August 2014.
Only available to Wine Club members now, the main release 5 years down the track. Made from the estate's Short Flat Vineyard, the blocks dating back to '23, this is destined to add yet more trophies to the Tyrrell's warehouse of such tributes. Its balance and mouthfeel are remarkable, supple and juicy, yet cleansed by gently insistent acidity.
97 points, James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, September 2014.