2015 Tyrrell's HVD Vineyard Semillon
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
The vines in the HVD vineyard were planted in 1908 and form the ‘Sign Post Block. 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.
This wine is only sourced from the vineyard planted by the Hunter Valley Distillery in 1908 on very sandy soil, the legacy of creek beds countless years before. It's stacked with flavour to the point of space invasion, and doesn't need more time for muscle building. Drink by 2025.
James Halliday's Wine Companion
HVD is an amazing site. If you visit it, I’d suggest wearing thongs and a nice hat to fully enjoy the experience. Lemon juicy, almost white peppery aromatics. It presents delicate flavour, with some real lemonade flavour, light chalkiness in texure, and a powdery and pleasantly herb laced finish. Drink by 2028.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (Aug15)