Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell's Wines is one of Australia's pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley to the Limestone Coast and Heathcote. Sourced from a small selection of the best Semillon blocks, the grapes for the 2016 Hunter Valley Semillon were hand-harvested before gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine then spent a few months on lees to gain extra complexity and mouth feel. An intriguing juxtaposition between a crisp, refreshing body and rich notes of toast, vanilla, peach, honey and spice. Shows terrific focus and intensity. A minerally detail kicks in on the long finish.