Tyrrell'S 'Vat 1' Semillon 2011

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James Halliday
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Gary Walsh
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Tyson Stelzer
SKU
TYSE201110 UCAU
$160.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$160.00 Per item
A late spring which lead into cooler conditions throughout November and early December with some rain. This lead up left us with above average crop levels which ripened well with the warmer weather in January. Picking began one week later than 2010. Approachable as a young wine yet is still built for a long life in the cellar. The palate is impeccably balanced with its fresh citrus characters and a crisp acid structure which leaves the wine with a clean finish.
A late spring which lead into cooler conditions throughout November and early December with some rain. This lead up left us with above average crop levels which ripened well with the warmer weather in January. Picking began one week later than 2010. Approachable as a young wine yet is still built for a long life in the cellar. The palate is impeccably balanced with its fresh citrus characters and a crisp acid structure which leaves the wine with a clean finish.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

James Halliday

Vat 1 can always be relied upon to deliver a pure, focused and linear wine, year-in, year-out; as a young wine, there is just enough flesh for a little pleasure, with lemon sherbet, lime leaf and straw; the structure indicates a long future ahead, and real pleasure will come at least five years down the track. Certainly worth investing both time and money to watch it truly come together.

96 / 100

Gary Walsh

This Vat 1 may well be the best of the 2011 Tyrrell’s Semillons, though I think I prefer the Johnno’s and Belford this year. Early days. Think I’ll pop a couple of bottles of each into the cellar and make a firm decision in about ten years.. Youthful banana esters with a little grass and hay like character. It’s fine boned, limey and lightly flinty with a long dry finish. Features an attractive roundness of fruit married to even handed acidity – bright and zesty it is, piercing and terse it is not. The smooth operator of this year’s Semillon line up who’s subtle charms may go under-appreciated in a hurried appraisal.

96 / 100

Tyson Stelzer

The Hunter’s most famous blended semillon is the wine of the vintage, thanks to a fine, chalky minerality and enticing fragrance.