Sunday, September 27, 2009


 - Hunter Valley, NSW
 - $7-$15
 - Screwcap
 - 12.5%alc

The historically significant Tyrrell's winery (est. 1858) was awarded one of Australia's greatest wine honours when they were recently named James Halliday's 'Winery of the Year' for 2010. Even their $10 Old Winery Verdelho must've impressed the popular critic, who included the 2008 in his previous Top 100 list.

Retaining plenty of translucent, youthful colour, its simple dry straw and lemon zest aromas precede a cleanly balanced, viscous palate of agreeable freshness. Pure and zippy nuances of nettle, limes and lemon zest are framed by a lightly effervescent, spritzy acidity, finishing with just a trace of green edged flavour.

ü A very spritzy, cleanly flavoured quaffing white with a genuine point of difference to its unique varietal expression, but I would loved to have seen it a touch drier. Great wine at this price though. Drink now.
89 points

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