Tyrrell’s Wines honoured at the 2017 NSW Wine Awards
A proud, Australian family-owned company of 160 years, Tyrrell’s Wines continued its slew of awards at the 2017 NSW Wine Awards, making this year one of its most successful on record. They were the recipients of 3 trophies, all for their highly coveted 2005 Vat 1 Semillon. These were the trophies for Best Dry White, Mature Dry White and the NSW Wine of the Year.
Since its inception in 1962, Tyrrell’s iconic Vat 1 Semillon has become Australia’s most awarded white wine with an unprecedented 163 trophies, 451 gold, 259 silver and 352 bronze medals to its name, among them important international wine show awards. It has also previously been named Wine of Provenance in both Adelaide and the Hunter Valley.
At 12 years old, The Vat 1 Semillon has just gone through the third stage of bottle age development of great Hunter Semillon whilst maintaining its great natural acid and still has a long way to go.
Of the awards, Bruce Tyrrell said, “I am delighted to win 3 trophies for our Vat 1 Semillon. We are very proud as a wine company that we continue to deliver great Hunter Valley Semillon to the world.”
In addition to the 3 trophies, Tyrrell’s received 4 gold medals; 1 to add to the Vat 1 2005 tally, and 1 each for the 2015 Belford Chardonnay, 2017 Belford Semillon and 2013 Vat 47 Chardonnay.
The 2005 Vat 1 Semillon will be rereleased in May 2018, as part of the commemorations for Tyrrell’s 160th Anniversary. It will retail for $150.