Tyrrell's Brookdale Semillon 2011 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Here's a terrific example of young semillon, surprisingly approchable (Hunter Valley Semillon is notoriously...
The semillon grown in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, considered the best region in Australia for this varietal, is...
The semillons of New South Wales are revered by white wine lovers, but completely unknown in the mass market. They...
An exciting, age worthy example of a Hunter Valley Semillon. A rich, ripe but focused Semillon with racy lime, a...
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I have some of Tyrrell's famous Vat 1 in my cellar, (ever listen to Jesus and Mary Chain's "Psychocandy"? It tastes like that.) I was very curious about their "base model" semillon.
Pale straw in colour with an almost greenish tinge, pretty.
Green apples, limes and a hint of riesling-like petrol on the nose. A slight whiff of dryer sheet.
Bright flavours of green grapes (duh) granny smith apples, star fruit and cider. Bright acidity, medium bodied with an impression of creaminess, like a child of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Long finish.
I drank this with a lobster risotto. Heaven.
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Ever since I did a class presentation on Semillon in one of my wine classes it has been a favourite grape of mine. Especially Semillon from the Hunter Valley where it shines.
This Trrell's Brookdale Semillon does not disappoint. Light crisp citrus notes (lemon / lime) with a juicy long finish. Perhaps a little pricey to consider as just a sipper but it is great to just sip on and enjoy none the less.
(tasted April 2012)
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