Hunter Valley, Saint-Émilion

Internationally, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s two most well known wine regions, alongside Barossa Valley in South Australia. Located about a two hour drive north of Sydney, the region is very popular for weekend escapes from the city of Sydney.

Hunter Valley’s climate includes regular droughts or floods, seemingly less than desirable conditions to grow grapes, with the hot, humid summers and cool winters. Nevertheless, the region has been under cultivation since the 1800’s and is responsible for putting Australian wine, in particular Sémillon and to a lesser extent Shiraz, on the world wine map. Winemaking pioneers such as Bruce Tyrrell (Tyrrell's Wines) and Len Evans helped the region gain worldwide recognition.

The famous Hunter valley Sémillon was for many years known as ‘Hunter Valley Riesling’ and is never matured in oak. It is however one of the most ageworthy whites in the country with bottles showing an inordinate ability to age gracefully. Bottle-aged Sémillons will often exhibit burnt toast and honey characteristics, slight nutty notes and supremely complex flavours on the palate. This palate complexity is coupled with soft acidity and the finish can be very long indeed.
Saint-Émilion is where history and world-class wines collide. Medieval architecture surrounds exceptional vineyards in the heart of Bordeaux, where conditions are ideal for varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The soils are diverse, with a combination of gravel, sand, clay and limestone while slopes and plateaus provide excellent drainage.
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  1. Tyrrell'S 'Old Winery' Chardonnay 2021
    Tyrrell's Old Winery range is named after its historic winery in the Hunter Valley, built in 1863 for the first vintage in 1864. Medium bodied with a generously flavoured palate leaning toward a white peach/citrus flavour spectrum and a clean, crisp ... Learn More
  2. Tyrrell'S 'Old Winery' Verdelho 2021
    Serve slightly chilled. This wine is very compatible with most styles of foods. Fresh and lively pineapple, with an intense sweet tropical nose with lifted spice aromas. Rich tropical fruit and honey flavours fill the palate and are complemented by ... Learn More
  3. Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Semillon 2022
    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 grapes were machine harvested at cool temperatures in ... Learn More
  4. Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2021
    The ‘baby brother’ to the famous Vat 47 Chardonnay. Excellent drinking on release and will develop in complexity with short term bottle age. A citrus nose with a slight hint of oak. A weighted palate that is generous and has the ... Learn More
  5. De Iuliis Estate Chardonnay 2020
    Mouth filling and elegant, this hand crafted wine is a great example of a modern Hunter Chardonnay. The rich fruit palate with peach, melon and almond flavours is balanced by the creamy texture from French Oak treatment A rich fruit ... Learn More
  6. De Iuliis Estate Verdhelho 2020
    Superb vintage growing conditions in 2019 led to the production of this outstanding Verdelho. Full of rich, tropical characters of pineappple and passionfruit, this wine makes on excellent accompaniment to Asian style dishes, as well as seafood or pasta. ... Learn More
  7. De Iuliis Late Picked Sem 2021 (500ml)
    The De Iuliis Semillon white wines are known for being amongst the best Semillons on offer in the Hunter Valley. This irresistible luscious dessert wine has concentrated flavours of honey / marmalade, dried apricots and peaches. Its silky mouth feel, light ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  8. Bimbadgen Hunter Valley Cuvee NV
    A new wine in the Sparkling range. The chance to blend Hunter Semillon with Chardonnay in a sparkling wine is one not to be passed up. Semillon brings lively freshness and drive, with chardonnay creating a textural and drinkability to ... Learn More
  9. De Iuliis Estate Rose 2021
    If there's anything Mike De Iuliis loves more than a cold beer after a long day during harvest, it's a cool glass of dry, refreshing Rosé. This vintage of De Iuliis Rosé is made from Sangiovese and Merlot fruit - ... Learn More
  10. Silkman Chardonnay 2018
    We sourced our Estate Chardonnay fruit from two outstanding parcels both on loam soils. One Vineyard is in the heart of Pokolbin while the other is from the Western fringe of the Hunter Valley Both parcels deliver a more intense ... Learn More
  11. Chateau Saintayme 2018
    From the team of Denis Durantou, the 2018 Saintayme (100% Merlot brought up in 30% new oak) is a total charmer that savvy readers should snatch up. Offering full-bodied notes of black raspberries, kirsch, and spice box, it has silky tannins, a terrific ... Learn More
    Chateau Saintayme 2018
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  12. Silkman 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2019
    Hints of grapefruit and flint meld together to deliver a complex and refreshing nose with generous citrus notes. Grapefruit flavours flow onto the palate with a great length driven by flavours of white peach and secondary notes of struck match. ... Learn More
  13. Chateau Fonbel St. Emilion 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Chateau Fonbel has a long, ancient history that dates all the way back to the times when the ancient Romans were active in St. Emilion cultivating grapes for wine. However, the modern era for Chateau Fonbel starts in 1971, when Alain ... Learn More
  14. Chateau Corbin 2018 375ml (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This 13-hectare vineyard is situated northwest of the town of Saint-Émilion. The vines are an average of 30 years old and are planted to a mix of sand and clay-based soils. Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Corbin opens with seductive ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  15. Krinklewood Vat 48 Cabernet Merlot 2015
    This classic blend of Cabernet and Merlot delivers an exotic aroma of ripe raspberry, dark plum and spice. Whilst the palate enhances the complexity with leafy berry and earthy notes with a glossy, juicy finish. ... Learn More
  16. Chateau Haut Brisson 2018 (Ex Chateau)
    The 2018 Haut-Brisson comes from Vignonet and Monbousquet in Saint-Étienne-de-Lisse, from the lieu-dit Laroque. It is blended of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and has 14.6% alcohol. It is aging in 35% new, 35% one-year-old and 30% two-year-old barrels for an anticipated 18 months. It has ... Learn More
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  17. Chateau Tour Saint Christophe 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)
    Predominantly merlot (80%), lending the wine a richness and roundness that is classic of the appellation, combined with Cabernet Franc which adds some notes of cassis, tobacco leaf and spice. The nose is fragrant with notes of violets and currants. The ... Learn More
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  18. Andrew Thomas 'Braemore' Semillon Cellar Reserve 2013
    The Braemore vineyard is one of the finest plots of Semillon in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
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  19. Chateau Laroze 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Laroze bursts from the glass with warm plums, baked cherries and mulberries with hints of chocolate box, tapenade and camphor. Full, rich and opulent with bags of black fruit preserves and spicy sparks framed by ... Learn More
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  20. Chateau Fombrauge 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The deep ruby/purple-colored 2018 Château Fombrauge is a beauty and one of the finest examples of this cuvée to date. Smoked black fruits, tobacco, graphite, and hints of chocolate all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, rich, impressively ... Learn More
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  21. Sweetwater Shiraz 2005
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2005
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    James Halliday
  22. Chateau Marquis de Calon Ségur 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The 2018 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur is a blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.9% alcohol). Deep purple-black in color, it gives up opulent scents of Indian spices, menthol and plum preserves with a core of crème de cassis, baked ... Learn More
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  23. Tyrrell'S 'Vat 1' Semillon 2015
    Vat 1 Semillon only ever comes from our best old vine, dry grown vineyards. These blocks feature ideal sandy, free draining soils that give these wines their unique character. The oldest of these blocks was planted in 1923. Hand picked in the ... Learn More
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  24. Chateau Corbin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2021 (En Primeur - Arrival 2024)
    In each and every vintage, the wines of Château Corbin are the fruit of true luxury craftsmanship. Carefully tended vines, a meticulous selection of the grape bunches and slow barrel ageing are prerequisites in the Corbin method to ensure ... Learn More
  25. Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2018
    A blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Hunter Valley, with the shiraz sourced from premium vineyards on the Tyrrell’s property and Moon Mountain vineyard and the cabernet coming from Pokolbin. All of the components were fermented and matured ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  26. Tyrrell's 'Sacred Site HVD' Chardonnay 2021
    Our Sacred Sites wines are made using fruit from some of the oldest still-producing vineyards in the world – each bearing vines that were planted more than a century ago. Having survived the test of time these ancient vines consistently make ... Learn More
  27. Tyrrell'S 'Vat 1' Semillon 2016
    Vat 1 Semillon only ever comes from our best old vine, dry grown vineyards. These blocks feature ideal sandy, free draining soils that give these wines their unique character. The oldest of these blocks was planted in 1923. Hand picked in the ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  28. Sweetwater Shiraz 2018
    The Sweetwater Shiraz is true to form with its distinctive floral notes of violets and potpourri. Concentrated yet decidedly medium-bodied, deep red and blue fruited frame, perfumed raspberry fruit. There’s beautiful depth of flavour and the tannins are fine. ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2018
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  29. Chateau Rol Valentin 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The vineyards of Chateau Rol Valentin are located in two separate areas in St. Emilion. About 40% of their vines are placed on sandy soils, north of La Gomerie on the way to Cheval Blanc. The colour has a ruby ​​hue, ... Learn More
  30. Chateau Fonroque 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Deep cherry red. Intense Ribena-like blackcurrant aroma and ripe cherry. Very sweet and pure. Chewy but velvety texture. Rich, soft and supple, though everything is up front. Thick with tannins but not in the least astringent. Needs to slim down ... Learn More
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  31. Chateau Barde-Haut 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Showing brilliantly, the 2018 Château Barde-Haut comes from a beautiful, cooler terroir on the eastern side of Saint-Emilion. It has a wonderful sense of purity and elegance as well as ripe black cherry and blueberry fruits to go with medium ... Learn More
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  32. Chateau Saint Georges Cote Pavie 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The wine Château saint georges cote pavie is a Red wine produced in the Bordeaux region in France, by Château Saint-Georges Côte Pavie. The notes of red fruits are very concentrated, behind them develop a wide range ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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  33. Chateau Bellefont Belcier 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)
    Around 65% merlot, the remainder being made up of the Cabernets, this wine displays a beautiful nose of cassis, chocolate, blackberries alongside notes of crushed rock and minerality. There is a great balance of freshness and ripeness, and the palate displays ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  34. Tyrrell's 'Sacred Sites Johnno's' Semillon 2021
    This wine comes from our Johnno’s vineyard, which is situated just below the winery. Planted in 1908, it features sandy soils and is planted alongside Mary Anne’s Creek, which runs all the way down to our iconic Short Flat ... Learn More
  35. Silkman Reserve Shiraz 2014
    A traditional medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz. Aromas of cherries and mulberries are layered over delicate notes of dried spice and toasty oak. An intense and fruit driven palate is long and persistent with beautifully balanced velvety tannins giving the ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  36. Chateau Chauvin 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Checking in as a mix of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new oak, the 2018 Château Chauvin is a rich, powerful wine that clearly ranks with the finest wines from this address in the past decade ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson MW
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  37. Chateau Corbin 2018 750ml (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This 13-hectare vineyard is situated northwest of the town of Saint-Émilion. The vines are an average of 30 years old and are planted to a mix of sand and clay-based soils. Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Corbin opens with seductive ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    James Suckling
  38. Chateau Le Prieure 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Since the 16th century, the Château Le Prieuré vineyard has been cultivated in the heart of Saint-Émilion. The Château Le Prieuré 2020 seduces with its complex and elegant nose marked by subtle spicy fragrances. Structured and beautifully fine, ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  39. Chateau Virginie de Valandraud 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The Château Valandraud 2018 ranks among the elite Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Émilion in a very good vintage for Bordeaux. Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Virginie de Valandraud opens a little broody with notes of damp soil, truffles ... Learn More
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