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The Washington Post, 10 September, Dave McIntyre

Tyrrell’s Wines Semillon 2015

★ ★ 1/2

Hunter Valley, Australia, $26

Retailers and fans of Australian wines, take note: Tyrrell’s Wines are back in the United States through importer Broadbent Selections. Tyrrell’s is a stalwart of the Hunter Valley region, with a fine line up of whites and reds. So far, they haven’t made much market penetration, but one I certainly hope to see more of is the semillon, which is perhaps the Hunter Valley’s flagship white. Racy with acidity and citrus flavors plus some fig, this wine will actually benefit from a few years in your cellar, if you can wait that long. ABV: 11 percent.


The Australian, 12 September, Max Allen

A couple of months before he died in 2001, I interviewed veteran wine merchant Dan Murphy, then a frail 84-year-old living in a small unit in suburban Melbourne.

Dan told me about his early years selling wine, first in the early 1950s from a small licensed grocery in Chapel Street, Prahran, then in the mid-60s from the much larger Prahran Arcade next door. Full article

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