Red Wine, Hunter Valley

Internationally, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s two most well known wine regions, alongside Barossa Valley in South Australia. Located about a two hour drive north of Sydney, the region is very popular for weekend escapes from the city of Sydney.

Hunter Valley’s climate includes regular droughts or floods, seemingly less than desirable conditions to grow grapes, with the hot, humid summers and cool winters. Nevertheless, the region has been under cultivation since the 1800’s and is responsible for putting Australian wine, in particular Sémillon and to a lesser extent Shiraz, on the world wine map. Winemaking pioneers such as Bruce Tyrrell (Tyrrell's Wines) and Len Evans helped the region gain worldwide recognition.

The famous Hunter valley Sémillon was for many years known as ‘Hunter Valley Riesling’ and is never matured in oak. It is however one of the most ageworthy whites in the country with bottles showing an inordinate ability to age gracefully. Bottle-aged Sémillons will often exhibit burnt toast and honey characteristics, slight nutty notes and supremely complex flavours on the palate. This palate complexity is coupled with soft acidity and the finish can be very long indeed.
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  1. Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz 2014
    “This 1,000 dozen blend is from the following blocks; Weinkeller East – normally this is in Vat 9 every year. Weinkeller Young Vines – Normally in Vat 8 most years. Stevens Young Patch – This block is the bit above the old patch and was as ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  2. Tyrrell'S Stevens Shiraz 2017
    2017 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. Sourced from the Old Hillside vineyard’s mature 50 year old vines (previously owned by the Stevens family). Fermentation occurred in stainless steel open top vats before transfer to mostly newer French oak ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  3. Petersons Back Block Shiraz 2003
    Rich, ripe, generous, elegant soft and complex. The upfront fruit is of dried black and red currants. The mid palate is layered showing dark chocolate, Chinese five spice with hints of cloves and dried mixed herbs. The back palate is ... Learn More
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  4. Sweetwater Shiraz 2006
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
  5. Sweetwater Shiraz 2018
    The Sweetwater Shiraz is true to form with its distinctive floral notes of violets and potpourri. Concentrated yet decidedly medium-bodied, deep red and blue fruited frame, perfumed raspberry fruit. There’s beautiful depth of flavour and the tannins are fine. ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2018
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    Huon Hooke
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  6. Sweetwater Shiraz 2005
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2005
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    James Halliday
  7. Sweetwater Hunter Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
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  8. Sweetwater Shiraz 2004
    96 points in the 2019 James Halliday wine guide. Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2004
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  9. Tyrrells Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2017
    Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet is made in the best years and is the most powerful of the Tyrrells Range ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  10. Tyrrell'S Vat 6 Pinot Noir 2017
    First made in 1976, this wine took the world by storm, being included in the 'World's best dozen' at the Paris wine awards. Only made in years where the Pinot Noir is of high enough quality, this is an extremely rare ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  11. Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2018
    A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell’s property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin. All of the components were fermented and matured ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  12. Tyrrell'S Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2017
    A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell’s property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin. All of the components were fermented and matured ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  13. Lindemans 'Ben Ean' Rare Release Shiraz 2014
    The resurrection of a single vineyard wine sourced from the same sites that produced some of Australia's greatest ever red wines in the Lindemans Hunter River Burgundies. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  14. Tyrrells Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2014
    Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet is made in the best years and is the most powerful of the Tyrrells Range ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  15. Mount Pleasant 'Old Paddock & Old Hill' Shiraz 2014
    Sourced wholly from one of the most prized vineyards in the Hunter valley. "Can't recall a better OP&OH" - Gary Walsh ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  16. Tyrrells Vat 9 Shiraz 2017
    Drinking: Now - 2037+ Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The Vat 9 Shiraz is one of the best red wines made in the Hunter Valley ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  17. Tyrrells Vat 9 Shiraz 2002
    Drinking: Now - 2030+ Sensational Vintage Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The Vat 9 Shiraz is one of the best red wines made in the Hunter Valley ... Learn More
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  18. Peterson's IHP Shiraz 2014
    Truly remarkable wine, made from old vine Hunter Shiraz from the exceptional 2014 vintage in honor of Ian H Peterson. Full bodied, ripe, rich, generous yet soft. The upfront palate shows ripe fruit characters of black and red fruits such as ... Learn More
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  19. Tyrrell'S 'Vat 9' Shiraz 2017
    One of the flagship wines from this esteemed Hunter Valley producer. Noticeable new oak influence on the bouquet, with an abundance of bright red fruit, spice and a touch of sage and mint. The palate shows leather and tannin, with ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  20. Tyrrells 'Old Patch' Shiraz 2009
    Only 290 cases produced of the Old Patch 1867 Shiraz ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  21. Mount Pleasant 'Maurice O'Shea' Shiraz 1999
    Made in honour of the legendary winemaker and founder of Mount Pleasant, Maurice O'Shea. This Shiraz is sourced solely from the same old vines once tended to by Maurice himself. ... Learn More
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  22. Tyrrells '4 Acres' Shiraz 2009
    Only 290 cases produced of the 4 Acres Shiraz Sourced from 130 year old vines the wine was matured in a 2 year old French oak cask (2700L) and a 1500L new French oak cask for 15 months. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  23. Tyrrells 8 Acres Shiraz 2018
    Drinking: 2022- 2040+ Only 290 dozen produced from vines planted in 1892 Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The 8 Acres is a new release from the Single Vineyard Range ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  24. Tyrrells 8 Acres Shiraz 2019
    Drinking: Now - 2037+ Only 290 dozen produced from vines planted in 1892 Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The 8 Acres is a new release from the Single Vineyard Range ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
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  25. Mount Pleasant 'Maurice O'Shea' Shiraz 2005
    Made in honour of the legendary winemaker and founder of Mount Pleasant, Maurice O'Shea. This Shiraz is sourced solely from the same old vines once tended to by Maurice himself. ... Learn More
  26. Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz 2014
    The 2014 vintage is a blend of our top vineyards, sourced from the red volcanic soil strip that runs through the Weinkeller, NVC and Short Flat Vineyards, with an average vine age of 50 years. This is a typical Vat 9 from a ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  27. Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz 2014
    A bold, youthful, elegant shiraz and very pleasant drinking now, but it should be cellared for several years to enjoy the full pay-off. - Huon Hooke Planted in 1880 by Charles King, the 'Old Hill' or 'O.H' vineyard has produced ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Huon Hooke
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    Campbell Mattinson
  28. Mount Pleasant 'Maurice O'Shea' Shiraz 2000
    Made in honour of the legendary winemaker and founder of Mount Pleasant, Maurice O'Shea. This Shiraz is sourced solely from the same old vines once tended to by Maurice himself. ... Learn More
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  29. Tyrrell's 'Old Patch 1867' Shiraz 2019
    Some of the most revered Red Wines in Australian history were produced from the Hunter Valley in vintages like 1947 & 1965 were produced from fruit from this very vineyard. The original cuttings used when planting this site came from Pre-Phylloxera vines grown ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  30. Tyrrell's 'Old Patch 1867' Shiraz 2017
    Some of the most revered Red Wines in Australian history were produced from the Hunter Valley in vintages like 1947 & 1965 were produced from fruit from this very vineyard. The original cuttings used when planting this site came from Pre-Phylloxera vines grown ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  31. Mount Pleasant Maurice O'Shea Shiraz 2014
    The wine is very powerful, dense and concentrated, profound and firm in its abundance of tannins. - Huon Hooke Maurice O'Shea was a pioneer of Australian wine, creating long-lived, highly celebrated wines from the 1920's through to the 1950's that ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Huon Hooke
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