Tyrrells Lost Block Semillon 2013
The Lost Block range came about when an impending storm forced the vineyard crew to abandon a prized block of Hunter Semillon to pick a less resiliant variety. Days later, when the lost block was found, the winemakers were so impressed with the quality of the fruit, it was decided to give it a label of its own. Over the years the range has expanded to include wines from some of Australias best known regions, each crafted in a drink now style - soft and approachable with the same fresh, vibrant fruit characters.
A classic, light to medium bodied Hunter Valley Semillon with an un-oaked style that exhibits aromas of limes and refreshing citrus flavours. The floral nose leads into a palate that is seamlessly balanced between soft semillon fruit characters and a clean, light finish. The concentrated yet refreshing flavours of this wine make it perfect as a pre-dinner match for hors d’oeuvres or as an accompaniment to salads, seafood and poultry dishes. Drinking well now, this wine has the capacity to age well in the medium term.
The '13 semillon vintage in the Hunter Valley produced wines with well above average flavour, giving some of the wines - this included - hints of the honeyed lemon cake characters of maturity. Delicious already, and for short-term cellaring. Drink by: 2016; Date tasted: 16/Dec/2013; Price: $18.00; Alcohol: 11.5%; Rating: 90 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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