Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon is the most awarded and recognised Semillon from the Hunter Valley. This 2015 Semillon is sourced from two of the best Semillon blocks, the oldest of which was planted in 1923. Grapes are gently hand-picked in the early hours of the morning, where the fruit is then lightly crushed and pressed before undergoing a cool fermentation before spending a short time on its lees to maintain freshness; no oak fermentation or maturation is used. Beautifully vibrant, with a core of juicy citrus and lime fruits balanced by subtle notes of runny honey and toast. The acid profile gives this wine its impeccable length, balance, and elegance. Remarkably fresh for its age, this will live a long life in the cellar. An Australian icon, and for good reason!
Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2015 – James Halliday
“Hand-picked in the early morning, lightly pressed before relatively cool fermentation. This is still in its infancy but is gloriously whole bunch, which guarantees youth at 10yo, maturity at 20, and yet further down the track when to drink?” – 97 Pts