Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon

9.319 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Sémillon
Blue Cheese, Fruit Desserts
Top Notes For
Johnno Harris

Stunning Hunter Sem at it’s peak. Ticks all the boxes. Great wine with another 5-10 years left under it’s belt. 👌🏽❤️

Stunning Hunter Sem at it’s peak. Ticks all the boxes. Great wine with another 5-10 years left under it’s belt. 👌🏽❤️

Sep 20th, 2022
Bob McDonald

Aromas of lemon myrtle developing toasty notes. The palate showing that waxy lanolin texture you see in aged Hunter Valley Semillon - they put on palate weight as they age. Still retaining that zippy citric acid. Pros in the UK often swore that these aged Semillons saw oak maturation but the reality is that only stainless steel is involved. This is the 2nd of 8 in my cellar. I believe that good Hunter Valley Semillon should only be approached after 10 years. This will age until the late 2020s.

Aromas of lemon myrtle developing toasty notes. The palate showing that waxy lanolin texture you see in aged Hunter Valley Semillon - they put on palate weight as they age. Still retaining that zippy citric acid. Pros in the UK often swore that these aged Semillons saw oak maturation but the reality is that only stainless steel is involved. This is the 2nd of 8 in my cellar. I believe that good Hunter Valley Semillon should only be approached after 10 years. This will age until the late 2020s.

Mar 17th, 2022
Bob McDonald

Incredibly pale for a 10 year old wine. Delicate aromas - grassy, mineral and a touch of honey. On the palate a soapy lanolin waxy like texture which is putting on weight as it ages (like the rest of us😉😎). Finishes with soft cleansing citric acid. A great year in the Hunter unlike the rest of Australia with the exception of WA. At 10 years of age still in its youth with up to 10 years still in front of it.

Incredibly pale for a 10 year old wine. Delicate aromas - grassy, mineral and a touch of honey. On the palate a soapy lanolin waxy like texture which is putting on weight as it ages (like the rest of us😉😎). Finishes with soft cleansing citric acid. A great year in the Hunter unlike the rest of Australia with the exception of WA. At 10 years of age still in its youth with up to 10 years still in front of it.

Oct 4th, 2021
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.2

Brilliant. All waxy and aromatic. Long finish. Could use more time but why?

Brilliant. All waxy and aromatic. Long finish. Could use more time but why?

Nov 2nd, 2018
Charlie Evans

Really easy to pair with the food at the steakhouse and great wine but not what I was looking for. Also just want this with more age.

Really easy to pair with the food at the steakhouse and great wine but not what I was looking for. Also just want this with more age.

Jan 18th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

A baby still, but already one of those wines where I can't seem to keep enough in my glass. I love the way the acidity knits with the weight of the honeyed, grassy, figgy fruit. And I just want more.

A baby still, but already one of those wines where I can't seem to keep enough in my glass. I love the way the acidity knits with the weight of the honeyed, grassy, figgy fruit. And I just want more.

Mar 28th, 2017
Craig Mitchell

Gorgeous honeysuckle and lemon with a lovely slippery mouthfeel after 6 years. Delicious drinking.

Gorgeous honeysuckle and lemon with a lovely slippery mouthfeel after 6 years. Delicious drinking.

Feb 6th, 2017
Charlie Evans

Would absolutely love to try this with some age on it. So much going on.

Would absolutely love to try this with some age on it. So much going on.

Dec 17th, 2016
John Riddick

The nose is truly amazing. Pears, melon, pineapple, slate, flint. The mineral aspect is overwhelming. I've never had a Semillon like this...

The nose is truly amazing. Pears, melon, pineapple, slate, flint. The mineral aspect is overwhelming. I've never had a Semillon like this...

Nov 9th, 2016
Stephanie Varner

Very nice! Thanks Wil

Very nice! Thanks Wil

Mar 10th, 2016