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    2015 Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon

    Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $74. 99 Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2026-2028)
    ABV: 11%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant very pale straw core with a distinctive tinge of green around the edges and a watery hue. Pronounced lime and lemon butter aromas have a toasty overlay mixing with bees wax, wet steel and mineral notes along the way. Crunchy lime and lemon fruits mix with green apple, subtle slate, light bees wax and steely mineral characters. Dry zippy finish with a long aftertaste that has a steely focus to it.
    Cellar 6-8 years.
    Alc. 11%

    Other Reviews…..
    Vat 1, year in, year out, rarely sets a foot wrong.
    Honey and some soapy perfume, white fruit like pears, plus mixed citrus and a flicker of pepper. Light in body, yet delivers plenty of flavour, ripe lime, lovely clean acidity – almost a sherbetty character – then a finish that’s light, delicate but very long. Precision and beauty. Good bet for the cellar too. Drink 2018-2035.
    95 points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

    From old, dry-grown vineyards dating as far back as '23, hand picking and sorting eliminated botrytis, leaving a pure display of citrus fruits headed by lemon, with lime and grapefruit also in the mix, all framed by hallmark acidity. A wine in its infancy, its best years a long way into the next decade and beyond. Drink by 2040.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion