96 Points James Halliday
Tyrrell’s flagship semillon and one of Australia’s most awarded white wines.Vat 1 Hunter Semillon epitomised the benefits of patient bottle ageing that transforms this unoaked wine into a masterpiece.
First produced in 1963, the Vat 1 is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before it quietly spends a few years ‘resting’ in bottles. It is a classic Hunter Valley semillon showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus fruit flavours. This wine is only just beginning to evolve and show a hint of toasty, bottle aged complexity. An iconic Australian wine from what is a classic vintage for Hunter Valley semillon.
“5 years in bottle is the magic moment when the first phase of moving to maturity is completed. This magic moment sees the palate swelling with toast and honey components clasped to the bosom by minerally acidity the wine will never lose. It’s a great match for rich seafood dishes.” – 96 Points James Halliday