Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon 2010 (Museum Release)
Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley to the Limestone Coast SA and Heathcote VIC. Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wined including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was names “Winery of the Year’ in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.
Only a small portion of Vat 1 is released when young to its mail list customers; the wine has very good structure to its citrus and mineral flavours; despite its alcohol, is very tight and focused, ready for the decades to come. Rating: 94 Points; Drink by: 2030; Price: $35.00; Date Tasted: March 2011; Alcohol: 12%; James Halliday Wine Companion
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