An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward drinking now or further cellaring.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
95 Points / 5 Stars Very pale and young for its age, this classic Semillon is destined to be long-lived. It shows some typical Hunter smokiness and still retains lemony primary fruit. The palate is light, delicate and savoury, with seamless texture and delicacy. Huon Hooke Gourmet Traveller WINE Jul-09
5 Stars "A number of excellent aged Hunter semillons from the 03 vintage have arrived on the market in the past year. This may be the best so far. It offers complex citrus peel, wax, honey and linseed aromas, with a light toasty thread. Its fresh in the mouth, despite having gained richness from bottle age. It finishes firm and dry. " Epicure - The AGE, Ralph Kyte Powell (Australia), 16 Jun 09
94 Points & 5 Stars "…intense lemon curd and mouth watering acidity…" Gourmet Traveller WINE, Andrew Caillard MW (Australia), April 2009
94 Points "I’ve not met many 2003 Hunter Semillons that I really like, but I like this one. Oh yes indeed... Hay, nuts, citrus and lime rind with an impressive granny smith apple acid crunch and very little of the oiliness you find in many from this vintage. It’s rich and full (in context) but looks fresh and lively - the length and sherbetty aftertaste particularly rewarding. Very good indeed (as wine types so often like to say)." www.winefront.com.au, Gary Walsh (Australia), 24 Mar 09
Winery Tasting Notes
Still pale green/yellow in colour with lifted blossom and citrus notes release at 5 years of age just starting to show Hunter Valley Semillon hay/toast. Hunter Semillon is traditionally low in alcohol however the palate takes on richness and depth that is unique to the regions premier white style. Often confused as an oak character the rich flavour is just from the aging. This can often have a lime juice edge with a long, clean finish. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward drinking now or further cellaring.