Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon 2012

Semillon is that common a grape variety but it is grown in Australia and is produced in many cases as a straight varietal. In France and Africa many produces blend the variety with Sauvignon Blanc. The variety is easy to grow as it has thick skins and can take a fare amount of sun as a result. Semillon also is a heavy cropper which is great for the grower if they are after cash. The best examples are produced from soils that allow the water to drain away such as gravel and limestone.

Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon 2012

This label is a bench mark in the wine world and this years wine is pungent with huge amount of acidity at its core. At the moment it is a little bit of a recluse but the moments of struck quartz orange peel and fennel seed flavours are very nice indeed. If I had the opportunity to have this or the Belford wine to drink now I would choose the Belford but in 10 to 20 years this will wine hands down.


Alcohol: 10.5%
Rated: 95+
Drink: After 2022

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