Sunday, 11 June 2017

Tyrrell's HVD Single Vineyard Semillon 2011


I'm quite partial to Hunter Semillon. Step it up a notch to aged Semillon and my interest piques again. Mind you, aged Semillon is severely underrated and under-appreciated I feel. The freshness here from what once was a young wine has now been rolled over to the aging phase delivering delicious complexity.

Off a vineyard planted in 1908, think lemon butter, lemon zest and pith, and some kerosene like characters are starting to rise up. There's a firmness through the mouth but the acid has softened beautifully. You get the sense its tense presence is unwilling to completely loosen up just yet. Beautifully balanced, it's drinking well now but there's still plenty of time in the bag. Terrific value for the asking price.

93/100

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $35
Source: Sample
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