2022 Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Semillon

Top value Semillon from a Hunter icon. Drink now with your favourite fish and chips.
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If you're into Semillon from the Hunter (and how could you not be!?), then you can't go past this one from the iconic Tyrrell's.

Made from a selection of parcels from their vineyards in the Hunter, with an average vine age of around 40 years.

This is textbook Hunter Valley Semillon - vibrant, bright citrus and floral fragrances, intensely flavoured but with a fresh acidity.

It's ready for drinking now, and it's a refreshing drop you won't be able to put down.

Textbook Hunter Valley Semillon from an outstanding vintage, the nose is vibrant with an abundance of citrus fruits and floral elements. The palate is medium bodied, yet intense, with great length and a brisk acidity.
Sourced from a small selection of some of our top Semillon vineyards around the Hunter Valley. Most of the vineyards are dry grown and have an average vine age of 40 years. The 2022 vintage, in many ways, was a mirror of 2021. With above average rainfall in the winter months, the vines were set up perfectly for the growing season. Cooler temperatures over the summer period meant that there was no rush to begin harvest and we began about a seven to ten days later than normal. All of the fruit was in remarkable condition with intense fruit flavours coupled with high natural acidity. The grapes were machine picked in the cool of the night before gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine then spent a short amount of time on yeast lees to gain extra complexity and mouth feel.

Region: Hunter Valley, NSW
Blend: Semillon (100%)
ABV: 11%
Closure: 750ml
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    Robbie L.
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    5 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Classic, world-class Hunter Sem

    There's a lot of things I don't like about the Hunter - the hen's parties, the showboat nouveau wineries, the baked bricky Shiraz - but there's one thing they do do brilliantly, and that's Semillon. Tyrell's being the "old lady" exemplary Sem, never disappoints, ages with beauty and grace. Hats off to ya.

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Tyrrell's

Established in 1858, Tyrrell's, an esteemed family-owned winery, holds a prominent place in Australia's viticultural history. Renowned for exemplary Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay releases, the Tyrrell family safeguards the Hunter Valley's finest and oldest vineyards, upholding a legacy of quality winemaking. Chris Tyrrell, continuing the family tradition, ensures Tyrrell's remains a crucial pillar in the realm of Australian wine.

Embedded in the Hunter Valley's fabric, Tyrrell's, guided by founder Edward Tyrrell, pioneered Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, influencing the iconic Semillon style. Notably, their Vat 1 Semillon, Australia's most-awarded white wine, holds almost 5,500 medals and 330 trophies.

While honoring their heritage, the Tyrrells embrace innovation, staying at the forefront of the dynamic Hunter Valley. Fifth-generation winemaker Chris Tyrrell finds humility in working with his forefathers' vineyards. The family's commitment extends to future generations, evidenced by their participation in Australia's First Families of Wine. Guided by Edward Tyrrell's motto, "Nothing is great unless it is good," the Tyrrell legacy persists, passing the business to successive generations, balancing reverence for the past with a forward-looking perspective.

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