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2013 Tyrrell's Stevens Single Vineyard Semillon

2013 Tyrrell's Stevens Single Vineyard Semillon

'A classic semi-aged Hunter Semillon of real class and finesse.' 
96 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

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DESCRIPTION
  • The same soil, same rainfall and same temperatures of a single vineyard produce a consistency of flavour throughout the wine. Tyrrell's Single Vineyard wines are only made in years when nature contrives to produce fruit of such outstanding quality that the winemakers will set parcels aside to be separately bottled.

    The arrival of the first grapes from the Stevens family in 1993 opened Bruce Tyrrell's mind to the intrinsic quality and uniqueness of the great single vineyards of the Hunter Valley. He struck a deal with the Stevens family that was, and still is, honoured by a handshake.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The Stevens Semillon was harvested from the Glenoak Vineyard owned by Neil Stevens. The growing season was uninterrupted with dry conditions into the new year which resulted in smaller crop levels. The week before harvest we had a large rain event followed by dry weather and wind which allowed the vines to get the grapes properly flavour ripe. The best whites where made just after this rain.

    After a relatively cool fermentation, the wine spent a minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled early to maintain its freshness. No oak fermentation or maturation

    TASTING NOTES

    A semi-mature Hunter semillon with a prominent citrus fruit profile. Bright colour with a youthful green hue. The nose shows only a hint of toasty bottle age development behind its prominent citrus fruit profile. This wine already shows all the characteristics of a semi mature Hunter semillon, with its wonderful balance between youth and age. A core of citrus fruit, with the palate just starting to fill out with some bottle age and the acid beginning to soften into what is a seamlessly structured wine.

  • REVIEWS

    'Light to medium-straw colour with a dry-grass, dried herb aroma and a whiff of free sulfur. The wine is refined and restrained, with the palate starting to show very attractive toast. Delicious flavour; a classic semi-aged Hunter semillon of real class and finesse.'
    96 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'While there is no doubting the oft-used quip ‘length and line' of any of the Tyrrell's Single Vineyard Semillons, the key is in the texture and persistence, especially given their (relative) youthful reticence. This is Meyer lemon, poached quince, apricot pith, buttered toast and citrus marmalade, ricocheting along a beam of pumice and crunch. This will go the long haul, but already brimming with flavour. The most exuberant of the top tier.

    95 Points - Ned Goodwin, Halliday's Wine Companion