Tyrrell's 'Vat 1' Semillon 2009

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Huon Hooke
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Gary Walsh
SKU
TYSE200912 UCAU
$150.00 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$150.00 Per item
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The Vat 1 Semillon was taken from two of the best old blocks of Semillon. The Short Flat was planted in 1923 and Debeyers planted in 1968
The Vat 1 Semillon was taken from two of the best old blocks of Semillon. The Short Flat was planted in 1923 and Debeyers planted in 1968

Scores & Reviews

99 / 100

Huon Hooke

"The bouquet reveals a superbly mellow middle-aged semillon with straw, hay and toasty aromas, the palate crisp and dry, savoury and intense with great length and perfect balance. At 11 years, it's still fresh and refined, a great example of semi-mature Hunter semillon." - 13 Oct 2020

96 / 100

Gary Walsh

Round and rich, yet remarkably focussed and minerally. It's veering towards white peach along with squashy lemon and lime. The significant feature of this wine, however, is its ability to combine restraint with a multi-layered mouthfilling richness. The length and balance is impeccable with a very dry lemon rind and spice finish. You can drink this now with pleasure, although obviously the best is yet to come. I reckon it's the best Vat 1 since the 2006, since the 1999, since the 1994. The pedigree on offer at this price point is almost laughable.