Galafrey Dry grown Shiraz 2009
An earthy rustic statement of shiraz from these old dry grown vineyards. Notes of Vanilla essence and spicy savoury fruit on the nose. These's dark plum spurced up with liberal sprinkling of black pepper on the palate. It's intense and deeply concentrated but with a seamless refinement accross the palate. Substained finish. Great for the cellar. 93/100 Cellar 15 years
Galafrey Muller 2013
Another beaut little wine made from this unusual variety. the late Ian Tyrer was a great fan of it and I used to josh him a bit about why he liked it so much as everyone else seemed to be pulling it out. You only have to taste it to know why. It's fresh and lively with bracing acid and plenty of lingering flavour. Terrific, alternative variety. 92/100 Cellar 5 years
Galafrey Dry Land Reserve Riesling 2012
I think this wine is still in a time warp. It has hardly moved since I last tasted it and has many years ahead of it. The spicy minerally fruit and piercing intensity that carries with lazar like precision to very long finish. the subtle floral hints beneath the primary characters with a touch of stone fruit add complexity to a very good wine. 94/100 Cellar 10 years.
Galafrey Dry Land Riesling 2012
Oh Boy, there's is some seriously intense Riesling in this excellent dry-grown wine. The spicey minerally of the fruit and a piercing intensity cariies with lazar like precision to a very long finish. The subtle floral hints beneath the primary charactors with a touch of stone fruit add complexity to a very good wine. 94 points
Galafrey The Jovial 2004
I can still see that jovial face of the late Ian Tyrer. This wine is a fitting testament to his memory. Its deap and earthy with a true sense of place and full of character like the man himself with dusty oak and savoury fruit characters. A wine that still has cellaring potential. 93 points
'The winery that the late Ian Tyrer began in 1977 is still in very good hands
with his wife Linda and daughter Kim keeping up the tradition he started of
total commitment to the wine industry and this vineyard. The vineyard
continues to be a source of great pride and focus to achieve flavour
intensity and regional characters.' Ray Jordan
Galafrey Dry Land Reserve Riesling 2010
These dry-grown Riesling from Galafrey can be really tight and steely when young, though this tends to conceal the intensity of the fruit within. This one has a wonderful purity of expression, with spotlessly clean lines and a fine precise acid. really promising wine for some cellaring 91/100 Prefect with freshly shucked oysters.
Galafrey Reserve Dry Grown Shiraz 2006
This was a fairly tough year in WA because it was so cool during vintage, yet this savoury, earthy shiraz from old vines in the Great Southern has come up trumps. Seamless and smooth, the nose shows some black peper and spice, while the palate is incrediably deep, though retaining some good Great Southern effortless finesse. 95/100 Prefect with rare eye fillet.
SBS Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2010
Fruity example of this standard WA blend. It's fruity with a crunchy passion fruit and tart gooseberry influence. Quite restrained yet with admirable palate persistence. 88/100