The late Maurice O'Shea planted the Lovedale vineyard in 1946 with incredible foresight, recognising that the unique structure of the land and the surrounding environment would deliver the tightness and acidity for world-class Semillon. This wine provides exceptional drinking now or can be carefully cellared for up to fifteen years from vintage.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Still as fresh as a daisy, its freshness accentuated by a touch of CO2 spritz deliberately left in the wine; the result is an unusual conjunction of delicacy and intensity, the explanation lying in its purity. It is truly difficult to visualise the end point of a semillon such as this. Seven gold medals. Rating 97 - Drink by 2035, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2015).
It smells of an old sea bed. Lemon curd, brine, seashells. It virtually begs for seafood, though of course it’s more versatile than that. Stunningly aromatic. Glowing straw green. Quite a lot of spritz. Drinking beautifully already. Remarkably – almost ridiculously – complex. Everything you’d hope Lovedale Semillon to be. I drank it from a Burgundy glass and it just filled the bowl with aroma and flavour. Rating 95 - Drink by 2025+, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (FEB/2016).
Winery Tasting Notes
Very pale straw with luminescent green hues.
Fresh limes and grapefruit, lemon blossom, and hints of pineapple.
Lively fresh palate with ripe citrus flavours, a fleshy palate with fine acidity and a long lingering finish. This is a seamless wine of intense citrus flavours and fine acid structure which drives the length of flavour on the palate. This wine will cellar to be a definitive example of the classic Hunter Semillon style.
Carefully cellared, this wine will continue to mature for over 25 years.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Cowra Wine Show - 2014
Gold Medal - Cowra Wine Show - 2011
Gold Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show - 2011
Gold Medal - Cowra Wine Show - 2010
Gold Medal - Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show - 2010