Saturday, May 12, 2007

2002 Tyrrell's Chardonnay Old Winery

The land of Tyrrell Winery is recognized as some of the Hunter Valley’s finest. Currently, this producer's wine portfolio is huge and the source of grapes comes from wine regions including McLaren Vale, Limestone Coast and Heathcote but this producer still call the Hunter Valley home.

According to Tyrrell's information, 13% the grape of this Chardonnay is sourced from Tyrrell’s McLaren Vale vineyards and the rest from Hunter Valley vineyards. This wine received 5 months of oak treatment in French oak barrels. It has 13% alcohol.

I took advantage of Wine Library's free shipping deal and bought this 2002 Chardonnay for $7. Based on the purchase price, it is a high QPR wine.

Tasting Notes

Color: Pretty yellow.

Nose: Cotton candy, pear, slight oak.

Palate: Nice citrus and fruit attack, bright acidity to keep the sweetness in check.

Body: Light to medium

Finish: Clean but short. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

This is a simple Chardonnay. Cooked cod fish with dill sauce for dinner which pair well with this wine. Decent food match.

Side notes:
Wine Enthusiast August 2003 - 01/08/2003
“A fresh, food-friendly wine, the Old Winery Chardonnay has passion fruit, papaya and fresh herb flavors, with a light nougat aroma on the nose. On the palate, it’s gravelly, and maybe a little spritzy. It’s not a full, creamy, toasty blockbuster-but that’s part if its charm.”
88 points

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