Jane Tyrrell has secured us an allocation of the 2005 Vat 1 Semillon to celebrate their 160th anniversary. Semillon doesn’t get much better than this (’05 is the most awarded Vat 1 ever). A blend of the Short Flat Vineyard (1927) and Johnno’s Vineyard (1908); this is a richer style from a drought year but still has Vat 1’s hallmark electrifying acidity. Very expressive nose laden with citrus, honey, beeswax/lanolin and some lifted floral notes that I don’t often associate with Hunter Semillon. Developing some beautiful mature notes of lemon butter on toast. This looks absolutely stunning now and has a long life ahead of it. Very limited. FWC, tasted May 2018.