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2012 Tyrrell's HVD Single Vineyard Semillon

Hunter Valley

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Our Price: $26.99 / bottle (RRP: $35.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'The acidity almost softish, the lemongrass and slivers of glace lime, the texture, just the yumminess of it. Great drinking.'
95 Points - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

  • The HVD Vineyard was planted by the Hunter Valley Distillery Company, which was formed in 1903 when the demand for spirits was high. The distillery was designed to take excess grapes for distillation into fortifying spirits for the manufacture of fortified wines. Penfolds leased it in 1933 and bought it in 1948. Murray Tyrrell always said it was one of the finest white wine vineyards in the Hunter, and it was a coup for Tyrrell’s when he bought it in 1982.

    The vines are rarely stressed and their roots are almost continuously in water. The wine is floral fruit in youth, which moves towards biscuity characters with age. The palate is generally softer bodied with smoother acids than the Vat 1 and Belford Semillons

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    All of the grapes from this 103 year old vineyard were hand picked in the early hours of the morning. Grapes were then transported to the winery before they were gently pressed. The juice was fermented at relatively cool temperatures for roughly ten days. And the wine spent a minimal time on lees before being bottled in early August.

    TASTING NOTES

    Typical HVD Semillon, showing lifted floral aromatics and a palate that is generous with soft citrus flavours. 

  • REVIEWS

    'There's a wonderful approach into this - nothing out of place, sit back and enjoy the evenness of its palate, the acidity almost softish, the lemongrass and slivers of glace lime, the texture, just the yumminess of it. Great drinking.'
    95 Points - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

    'Showing a little free sulphur. Lemon lime, stony, very tart and austere, crunchy acidity and searing length – all sucking pebbles and lemons at this stage. Some herbal flavours in there, but it’s a baby wine of considerable intensity. A dark horse.'
    91+ Points - Gary Walsh



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