Tyrrell's VAT 1 Semillon 2015

Tyrrell's VAT 1 Semillon 2015

 

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Tyrrell's
VAT 1 Semillon 2015
  • Vintage : 2015
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Hunter Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 11,3°
  • Grappes : 100% Sémillon

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 96 2015
JH James Halliday 95 2015
BC Bob Campbell MW 93 2015
WS Wine Spectator 91 2015
WE Wine Enthusiast 96 2014
RP Robert Parker 93+ 2013
DCT Decanter 98 2011
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Vat 1 Hunter Semillon epitomised the benefits of patient bottle ageing that transforms this unoaked wine into a masterpiece. 

First produced in 1963, the Vat 1 is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before it quietly spends a few years 'resting' in bottles.

It is a classic Hunter Valley semillon showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus fruit flavours. This wine is only just beginning to evolve and show a hint of toasty, bottle aged complexity.

An iconic Australian wine from what is a classic vintage for Hunter Valley Semillon.

James Suckling (JS) : 96 Points (2015)
This is a strong edition of vat 1, from a warm and dry season. The nose is all classic lemon and light toast with very attractive purity. The palate is teflon-like, smooth and sleek. So polished and so pure with pristine lemon flavors. Long and fresh. Drink or hold. (10/2020)

James Halliday (JH) : 95 Points (2015)
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. (10/2016)

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 93 Points (2015)
Light, bright yellow colour, with a quite complex bouquet showing straw, dried herbs and the beginnings of toast. There is good intensity of flavour and the palate is full and complete, with sprightly acidity but also power and richness. The finish is long. A very good Vat 1. All it needs is time. (10/2020)

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2015)
A succulent, waxy mix of lemon curd, resin, lanolin and Key lime flavors with a thread of saline and touches of honey and spice. Intense and vibrant, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2030.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 96 Points (2014)
From a stellar vintage in Hunter Valley, this late-release wine is just coming into its own. Freshly squeezed lemon bursts from the glass, accompanied by citrus leaf, blossom and white spice notes. A laser beam of crystalline acidity slices through the textural, citrus-driven palate. Drink now with buttery seafood, or cellar for through 2035.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93+ Points (2013)
The 2013 Vat 1 Semillon opens with pretty aromas of fresh apple, pears and lemon peel on the nose. Slightly tropical in the mouth, it is dry, light-bodied and endowed with tons of flavor, great ripeness and a crisp acid line yet the wine remains approachable and nicely textured through the long and apple-laced finish.

Decanter (DCT) : 98 Points (2011)
This vintage of Vat 1 has stupendous acidity and rigid structure, but still with an awesome depth. It's so measured you want to applaud in appreciation.

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Tyrrell's VAT 1 Semillon 2015 Reviewed by James Suckling 26-06-2021 . Score: 5