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2016 Tyrrell's Stevens Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

Iconic single vineyard Semillon from the Hunter Valley. Approachable now but a long life ahead.

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Delicious from the first sip...

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Stevens vineyard fruit has been made by the Tyrrell family since the 1993 vintage.

Tyrrell patriarch, Bruce Tyrrell, says it's the vineyard that first inspired the Single Vineyard bottling program at Tyrrell's due to the unique quality of fruit this vineyard delivers year-in-year-out. The red soils of this site yield minerally, chalky, powerful Semillon which cellars beautifully.

Made the same way as the iconic Vat 1 Semillon, this wine offers exceptional value for money and is now one of the most recognisable Semillons in the Hunter Valley.

About Tyrrell's

Tyrrell's is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious family-owned wineries.

With a rich, decorated history stretching back to 1858, the Tyrrell family are custodians of some of the finest (and oldest) vineyards in the Hunter Valley, and indeed, the world.

Their top releases of Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay are highly collectable and considered by many as some of the truest regional examples of these varieties. 

As the talented Chris Tyrrell takes his place in the cellar, just as four generations of Tyrrell men have before him, this family institution is set to remain one of the most important bastions of quality Australian wine for many years to come.

The Tyrrell Family
The Tyrrell Family
Hunter Valley, NSW
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From The Producer

The Stevens family’s ‘Glen Oak’ vineyard is the southern-most of our Semillon vineyards and features a combination of light sand and red clay soils. The vineyard is dry grown with the earliest plantings being 1911.

Harvested in the early hours of the morning, the fruit was lightly crushed and pressed before a relatively cool fermentation. The wine then spent minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled early to maintain its freshness. No oak fermentation or maturation.

Blend : Semillon (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hunter Valley, NSW
Hunter Valley, NSW
Inside the Tyrrell's cellar
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Critic Reviews

92Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The only one of these single-vineyard expressions to be machine harvested. Still dry grown. Still an exemplary site, sand and red clay. The broader of the 3 Tyrell's single-vineyard semillons, with a more verdant nose of nettle and greengage, melding with lemon zest, camphor and bath salts. The flavours ease their way across the palate, the stream of filigreed acidity drawing a long arc. My assistant Emi and I both liked this for its immediacy. Delicious from the first sip, albeit, lacking the drive and depth of its siblings. The best of the 3 to breach early." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Crisp and zesty style, kind of skittish and certainly energetic. Falls more towards the lime flavour spectrum more than lemon, and has some slight grassy notes, but they add interest rather than detract. Finish is neat and tangy. Tasted over two days, and it looks better today than it did yesterday, which is always encouraging." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Ready to drink Semillon

    This wine is ready to drink now but still has many years left ahead of it. The acidity has softened sightly and the palate is now more rounded with plenty of zing and citrus fruit coming through. It is perfect with shellfish right now.

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