While I’m a great lover of Hunter Valley semillon I’ve long had a love-hate relationship with Western Australia’s efforts.
Usher Tinkler 9th Fable Semillon 2018, Hunter Valley, AUD $16.99
The former Hunter Valley Small Winemakers’ Centre has been reinvented – as The Wine House.
Brokenwood’s new cellar door, restaurant and visitor complex is an extraordinary achievement.
“It’s an old vineyard but a very short tasting,” joked Chris Tyrrell as we prepared to taste the ‘complete works’ of Tyrrells’ Old Patch Shiraz.
Margan Breaking Ground Barbera 2017, Hunter Valley, AUD $40
Two Rivers Stone’s Throw Semillon 2018, Hunter Valley, AUD $20
Tyrrell’s Belford Single Vineyard Semillon 2013, Hunter Valley, AUD $35
I love great, mature Hunter Valley semillon, so help me.
It’s the awards season, with a cavalcade of wine shows announcing their winners.