This iconic wine is undoubtedly the standard-bearer for Aussie Semillon. Awarded as one of the world's top white wines by Decanter magazine, we recommend you snap some up and cellar for 10+. You won't regret!
Awards and Accolades
1 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Bronze medals.
96 Points - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion "Vat 1 can always be relied upon to deliver a pure, focused and linear wine, year-in, year-out; as a young wine, there is just enough flesh for a little pleasure, with lemon sherbet, lime leaf and straw; the structure indicates a long future ahead, and real pleasure will come at least five years down the track. Certainly worth investing both time and money to watch it truly come together."
From the Winery
Two of the best blocks of semillon which have light, sandy, well drained soils. Vines planted on their own roots and dry grown. The oldest material being planted in 1923.
A late spring which lead into cooler conditions throughout November and early December with some rain. This lead up left us with above average crop levels which ripened well with the warmer weather in January. Picking began one week later than 2010.
The grapes were hand picked then, after a relatively cool fermentation, the wine spent minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled early to maintain its freshness. No oak fermentation or maturation.
Approachable as a young wine yet is still built for a long life in the cellar. The palate is impeccably balanced with its fresh citrus characters and a crisp acid structure which leaves the wine with a clean finish.
Don't Pay: $70.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Hunter Valley, NSW
Winemaker: Bruce Tyrrell
Drink now until: 2035
Alc/Vol: 11.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500)