Medium bodied with slightly struck flint yeast character, a slight spiciness with grapefruit overtones. The palate is delicate, yet rich, round creamy fruit of great texture and mouthfeel persist, which ties in nicely with the soft French Oak balance and clean acid structure. A fine example of modern Hunter Valley Chardonnay.
The 2015 Vat 47 comes entirely from the Tyrell’s Short Flat Vineyard, which has ideal sandy loam soils. The oldest blocks were planted in the late 1960s. The fruit was handpicked before immediately being 100% basket pressed. The juice was cold settled for two days before fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks, then the fermenting juice was transferred to French Oak barriques (20% new). The wine stayed in these barriques until it was blended and coarse filtered into bottle.