Tyrrell’s Lost Block Semillon 2012 Review

Posted: September 3, 2013 in Australia
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Spitting: OptionalTyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2012

Tyrrell’s Lost Block Semillon 2012

Vintage: 2012

Style: Dry White

Country: Australia 

Region: Hunter Valley

Overview: Wine wankers like me can get caught up in the hype of boutique, small production and ‘handcrafted’ wines and we can forget about really solid commercial wines. But how much of that hype is real and how much is just marketing guff that we fall for, hook, line and sinker? Most of us probably wouldn’t even be able to define ‘handcrafted wines’ and that’s because it’s a bit of a wine industry clique term, something touchy-feely to make us feel good about what we’re drinking.

Sometimes all it takes is to taste, perhaps somewhat reluctantly, one of these ‘commercial’ wines that we have been overlooking for so long to make us say ‘Holy s%@^, I forgot how good this wines is!’ The Tyrrell’s Lost Block Semillon is one of these wines.

Tasting note: Notes of straw and lemon on the nose, clean and fresh. These two typically Semillon flavours also feature on the palate, joined by some tropical notes, most notably pineapple. It finishes crisp and dry. A fantastic afternoon, spring drink.

Final Say: This wine gets a big gold medal for value for money – wear it with pride. Sells for between $14 and $18 a bottle.  

Score: 16.5 out of 20

For any questions or feedback feel free to email me on spittingoptional@gmail.com

Jack Davis

  1. Come back to that same wine in 10 or 20 years even and it will have morphed into something totally different but even far more interesting than it is today! Cheers.

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