2022 Varietal Winners

Top Rated: Semillon

By The Tasting Team
The Hunter again corners the globally unique category of dry semillon, topping the charts with an aged release that received an almost unanimous vote for Semillon of the Year.

Find out more about semillon in our essential guide.

2011 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Individual Vineyard Aged Release Semillon


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The Tallawanta vineyard is best known for sublime shiraz with a 50-year life span, but if the vintage was very good – as in this case – semillon is nipping at its heels. I've decided that this wine is too great to spit out as I write this tasting note. The detail, the balance, the length, the aftertaste ... all perfect. – James Halliday

*This is an edited extract from the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, with reviews by Jane Faulkner, James Halliday, Erin Larkin, Tony Love, Ned Goodwin MW, Jeni Port and chief editor Tyson Stelzer.

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