2016 Vat 1 Semillon, Tyrrell's, Hunter Valley

2016 Vat 1 Semillon, Tyrrell's, Hunter Valley

Tyrrell’s are masters of Hunter Valley Semillon, and the 2016 Vat 1 is an incredible advert for this unique and celebrated wine style. With five years in bottle, it is starting to develop the classic Hunter nose of lemon barley, toast, grass and wax. This will age beautifully over the next 10 years or more.

Critic score
95/100 info
Pricing
info
Bottle
In stock
£36.28
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£217.68

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Australia
  • Grape
    Semillon
  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2035info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    11%

Tasting notes

A cull of the most propitious plots across the single dry-grown sites. Additional lees time in the modern era has promoted a winning approachability after a few years, rather than several. And yet Vat 1’s capacity to age is prodigious. Barley water, honeysuckle, lemon drop, dried straw and a skein of evergreen freshness that quenches, drives and balances the myriad of accents and textures. This is a long sheath of nervous energy, readying itself for calm into the later stages of development.

Ned Goodwin, Wine Companion (August 2021)
95/100