SKU: TRYVAT1SEM18
Our Vat 1 Semillon is only ever made using fruit from our best old-vine, dry-grown vineyards. The centrepiece is always our Short Flat vineyard, where the oldest plantings date back to 1923. The soil profile in this dry-grown vineyard is unlike that of any of our other vineyards, providing the Vat 1 with its amazing length and depth of fruit. Vintage 2018 was another strong Semillon vintage in the Hunter Valley. Dry, warm conditions that were similar to 2003 meant cropping levels were much smaller than average and produced wines with robust flavours and softer acids. All of the fruit was hand picked and carefully sorted in the vineyard. After a relatively cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine spent a minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled early to maintain its freshness. No oak fermentation or maturation. Delicate citrus aromas. The palate has a density and depth of fruit which only comes from special vineyard blocks. This robust fruit profile is balanced by the wines texture and soft acid profile giving it an approachability now, however will age well into the future. Alcohol – 12.0% Cellaring – 10+ years

Grape Variety

Semillon

Region

Hunter Valley

Size

750ml

Wine Style

White - crisp, thirst quenching, light-bodied

Palate

The palate has a density and depth of fruit which only comes from special vineyard blocks. This robust fruit profile is balanced by the wines texture and soft acid profile giving it an approachability now, however will age well into the future.

Vintage

2018

Food Pairing

Perfect with Oyster, or a Sunday afternoon roast chook with the family all together.

”At 6 years of age, the wine is beginning to bloom, displaying attractive ripe lemon, citrus curd and honeysuckle aromas. These characters are in the riper spectrum for this wine. The palate is on the generous side, but it still has the clarity and style one expects from Vat 1. There is no hiding the fact that '18 was a hot year. Consequently, this will be an earlier-drinking Vat 1, but no less enjoyable. That is the thing about iconic wines; the season may change, but their inherent qualities remain constant. Ready to drink on release.”
– Toni Paterson, Halliday Wine Companion

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 97

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Tyrrell's Wines

Tyrrells Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2018

$629.94
$104.99 per bottle
or
109,500
PTS
18250 PTS per bottle
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