By JOHN ROZENTALS
WINE: 2 OCTOBER 2014
Tyrrells 2009 HVD Semillon
Hunter Valley NSW | 10.8 per cent alcohol | $35
This is made from grapevines planted in 1908 by the Hunter Valley Distillery Company, in a Hunter vintage described as near-perfect.
Bruce Tyrrell reckons HVD is the fuller, softer member of his individual-vineyard semillons, and, having spent a couple of hours with him tasting the range, I'm certainly not going to disagree.
It’s a wine just starting to emerge from the cocoon that probably made it near-unapproachable in its youth and will remain an absolute joy to drink for many years yet..