2014 Tyrrell's Semillon 'HVD Vineyard'
Hunter Valley, Australia
A top producer that has been around for over 150 years! This is some incredibly classy juice. 100% Semillon from the single HVD (Hunter Valley Distillery) Vineyard. The wine sees no oak. Full bodied (although it's only 10.5% alcohol), dense and chewy with a pleasing waxy/creamy quality and laser-like acidity. Featuring notes of lemon, vanilla, flowers and the signature lime balanced nicely. Super clean, clear fruit with precise acidity makes this wine last forever on your palate. It finishes with a light flinty minerality. Already great to drink, age this to unlock its true potential. Give it a few years- or up to 15!
94 points, James Suckling. "A dense and waxy white with sliced-apple and lemon-curd character. Phenolic tension and solidity to it. Full body. Creamy and chewy."