Tyrrell's Brookdale Semillon 2011, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Semillon Semillon
New South Wales, Australia

$24.95 (269316)

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April 14, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a terrific example of young semillon, surprisingly approchable (Hunter Valley Semillon is notoriously...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

The semillon grown in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, considered the best region in Australia for this varietal, is...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The semillons of New South Wales are revered by white wine lovers, but completely unknown in the mass market. They...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An exciting, age worthy example of a Hunter Valley Semillon. A rich, ripe but focused Semillon with racy lime, a...

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Community Reviews (3)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

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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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

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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Ryan Hindmarsh
Ryan Hindmarsh

Light, fresh with a nice balanced finish. Great wine to pair with the patio. Semillon is on my radar now.

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