A superb Hunter Valley Semillon

This is rather good. It’s a Tyrrells exclusive for UK retailer Marks & Spencer, and it’s the real deal. Proper Hunter Semillon, just entering its long drinking window. It’s not cheap, but this is a serious fine wine that will age well. And occasionally, M&S have 25% off the range, when this becomes a very attractive option.

Fox Hollow Single Vineyard Semillon 2006 Hunter Valley, Australia
11% alcohol. From an old vineyard with some vines dating back to 1910, and made by Tyrrells. Powerful, intense wine with notes of lime, grapefruit, citrus peel and herbs. Lively and concentrated; full flavoured and bold. Beginning to develop some rich toasty complexity. Bone dry but not austere, showing excellent balance. 93/100 (Marks & Spencer £25)

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