Tyrrell’s become ‘International Wine Legends’

Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon (tastings) has joined the ranks of ‘International Wine Legends’ in the leading UK wine magazine, Decanter.

The only other Australian wines to have been included in this exclusive list over the years are Penfolds Grange 1955 (tasting), Penfolds Bin 60A Cabernet Shiraz 1962 (tasting), Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon (tastings) 1982, Henschke Hill of Grace 1998 (tasting) and Lindemans Special Reserve Hunter River Burgundy. The magazine said,

“Tyrrell’s Vat 1 is one of the supreme expressions of this underrated wine style (semillon).”

“No wine has been awarded more medals on the Australian wine show circuit.”

The 1994 vintage of Vat 1,

“certainly pleased Australian judges in the regional and national shows: it garnered no fewer than 32 gold medals and 12 trophies.”

Vat 1 has been produced for more than 50 years by Tyrrell’s. It is harvested from the family’s best blocks of semillon vines on its Ashman’s property, Short Flat and Johnno’s, the latter dating back to 1908.

Said managing director Bruce Tyrrell:

“It is a great honour for our Vat 1 to be included among the world’s great wines. We began the journey to drive recognition of Hunter Valley semillon in the late 1980s, and it looks like we’ve arrived.”

Tyrrell’s is offering a re-release of the ’94 Vat 1 for $250 ex-winery.

Decanter is published in 90 countries. Previous Wine Legends include Taylor’s Vintage Port (tastings), Hugel Riesling (tastings), Chateau Haut Brion Blanc, Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling (tastings), Chateau Palmer (tastings), Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Lafite, Chateau Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Champagne Krug (tastings), Henschke Hill of Grace, Chateau d’Yquem and Heitz Cellars.

The full review is at http://www.decanter.com/learn/wine-legend-tyrrells-vat-1-semillon-1994-297945/

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