Tyrrell’s Belford Semillon 2006 to the rescue!

I’d ear-marked a magnum of Tamar Ridge Riesling 2008 for dinner with friends on Saturday. A perfect match, I thought, for a fresh crab starter and lime-shot avocado. Being a magnum, foolishly perhaps, I’d got no back up plan. When it turned out to be corked, let’s just say the air was blue!

To the rescue, another Aussie classic which springs to mind when I think of summery shellfish dishes – a couple of exquisite bottles of Tyrrell’s Belford Semillon. Hastily plucked from the cellar and quick-chilled in the freezer, with its brisk, mineral acidity, the still youthful tightly structured and citrus-streaked 2006 vintage proved a brilliant partner for the crab dish. Delicious – very glad I bought six bottles in Waitose’s recent 25% off deal. Sorry to see they have no more….



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  1. Matt Moore

    Had one of these a couple of nights ago. It’s on the fuller-bodied side for a Hunter sem and the label claims that it may last until 2014.This is definitely an underestimate.

    I myself have had some issues with Tamar Ridge Rieslings under cork (altho of an older vintage)…


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