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Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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Tyrrells Belford Semillon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Hunter Valley New South Wales
Belford Vineyard paradoxically produces the bigger yet softer of all Tyrrell's premium Semillon wines. Belford is the Hunter Valley archetype, showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus honey flavours. Unequivocally a sublime drink with a fully engaging nose and palate, already displaying toasty bottle aged complexity. Since 1982, Belford has claimed an extraordinary list of significant wine show trophies and copious gold medals.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$371.00
From fruit grown to the Belford property, owned and operated by the Elliotts, just fifteen kilometres northwest of the Tyrrell wineworks. Edward Tyrrell planted his first vines in 1858 after receiving a grant over poor pasture land in the lee of Brokenback Range. Tyrrell can lay claim to being one of the only companies in the world to have inaugurated a distinctive genre of wine, Hunter Valley Semillon. At just over four hectares and completely dry grown, Belford was established 1933 to very fine sandy loams, almost talcum powder in consistency. Grapes are all hand picked, lightly crushed and coolly fermented, after a term on gross lees, Belford is racked and treated to an unoaked maturation before bottling. Alcohol 11.0%
Straw coloured. A classic Hunter Semillon showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus honey flavours. Belford develops honey characters but maintains its natural fresh acid. The last of the Semillon picked, characterized by the fuller palate of Belford vineyard, a Semillon of great fruit intensity and a high, clean acid finish.
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