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2012 Vat 1 Hunter Semillon

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$85.00 / bottle

Our flagship semillon and one of Australia's most awarded white wines.Vat 1 Hunter Semillon epitomised the benefits of patient bottle ageing that transforms this unoaked wine into a masterpiece. First produced in 1963, the Vat 1 is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before it quietly spends a few years 'resting' in bottles. It is a classic Hunter Valley semillon showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus fruit flavours. This wine is only just beginning to evolve and show a hint of toasty, bottle aged complexity. An iconic Australian wine from what is a classic vintage for Hunter Valley semillon.  

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Range:
Winemaker's Selection
Region:
Hunter Valley, NSW
Variety:
Semillon
Vintage:
2012
Volume:
750ml
Cellaring Potential:
Will happily reward at least another 10 years in the cellar
Food Match
Semillon and seafood such as shellfish and white fish are perfect partners.

Jane Faulkner, James Halliday Wine Companion

95 Points - The extra few years in bottle add another complex layer, a richness that still has the precise, lemon zesty acidity in tow. There's a herbal edge, fresh pine needles and lime curd tart. In a good place but plenty of life ahead of it. To 2025.

James Halliday

95 Points & Outstanding - lemon juice and lemon curd flavours follow logically from the bouquet, lemony acidity lingering long in the mouth after the wine is swallowed.

Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2013

95 Points - A great result in the 2012 vintage, this has the trademark Tyrrell's class and concentration, mixing power with restraint. There's plenty of lime and white nectarine fruit on offer here, with a really lovely lean yet juicy palate, great acidity and drive. Terrific.

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