The Tyrrell family have long association with the success of Chardonnay in Australia. This is one of the very few releases to come from the Hunter Valley in the disastrous 2020 vintage. But there’s always exceptions and with the early harvest date for the fruit, it was safely in the winery before the devastating drought and bushfires wreaked havoc for many.
Tyrrell’s, Chardonnay, Hunter Valley, 2020
Savoury and dry, with instant fresh appeal. Cracked wheat, grapefruit, easy peach stone fruit and light toasty oak. Firm and solid, built through palate weight and not over oaking. Clean, precise fruit with a pleasant texture and crisp finish that makes this a versatile choice for sunny lunchtimes or serious dinner tables.
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Tyrrell’s