12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $27.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
2023 was a classic Semillon vintage in the Hunter Valley, producing full flavoured Semillons with the power and intensity only seen in truly great vintages. This wine is sourced predominantly from our iconic HVD Vineyard, with an average vine age of 30 years.
In the lead up to the 2023 vintage, there was an abundance of rain in spring which gave us great soil moisture heading into the dry months of December and January. The harvest period was relatively stress-free without any adverse conditions such as rain or heat. All of the Semillon cropped well and was in immaculate condition.
After gentle pressing, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wine then spent a short amount of time on yeast lees to gain extra complexity and mouth feel.
91 Points, Decanter (previous vintage)
Based in Hunter Valley, Australia, Tyrrell's produces one of the world's most famous (and delicious) Semillons, Vat 1. This more entry-level wine showcases the typical character of young Semillon, with lime flower perfume on the nose, bracing acidity and a depth of juicy lime citrus fruit on the palate. It's very enjoyable now – try it with sushi – but I'd urge you to buy a bottle or two to lay down. Leave it for a few years and it will start to develop nuttier, toastier characteristics, despite spending no time in oak during vinification.