A single vineyard wine from the Pokolbin Hills Estate vineyard. This vineyard has long been the source of top semillon for the Tyrrell’s winemakers and now has its own label. After a relatively cool fermentation, the wine spent minimal time on yeast lees and was quickly bottled to maintain freshness. No oak fermentation or maturation.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
"One of the first semillons of the vintage to hit the ground, it's true to the season in its predictably taut and razor-sharp style of firm acid, cut grass, lemon and lime. A zesty lunchtime aperitif, or give it a few years to flesh out." Drink by 2015
Rating 91 and Highly Recommended (2014 Edition) - James Halliday, Date Tasted: 8 March 2013 - Published on 11 Jul 2013, www.winecompanion.com.au
"Bright, fine, juicy nectarine fruit nose here, this has some lovely citrus too, really even and nicely ripened. The palate's juicy and even, and really lovely acidity works away below gentle, elegant fruit flavour. Lemony acid finish; balanced and ready."
Rating 93 - Nick Stock - Good Wine Guide 2013
"I’m a big fan of young semillon with its fresh nettle/grass grapefruit green fruit aromas and flavours. In this case the attack is electric with tastes of lime, green fig, grapefruit, mint and quince. The acidity is upper bright and carries the finish begging for food. This will fatten up and turn the corner in two or three years in bottle to become a whole other wine but for the moment it is vibrant and deliciously electric. Super value."
Rating 91 - Anthony Gismondi - Gismondi Today, Canada on Fri, June 28th 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine shows a classic semillon nose of lemons and limes.
The palate impeccably balanced being dominated by citrusy, lime characters with great length of fruit and a soft, approachable acid structure.
Bottled with Stelvin closure to eliminate cork taint and to facilitage ease of opening and pouring.
A perfect match to seafood, salads and poultry dishes or enjoy chilled on its own
Medals & Trophies
Tyrrell's Wines is one of Australia's most awarded wineries, with over 5,000 trophies and medals received for our wines both in Australia and overseas since the early 1960s. Below is list of all trophies and medals Tyrrells `Brookdale` Semillon 2012 has received to date.
Gold Medals Awarded - 1 Silver Medals Awarded - 2 Bronze Medals Awarded - 4