Suitable for Off Premise and On Premise
I’ve made this wine in the style of the big, rich, chunky, oak aged Semillons of the 1980’s. It has generous flavour and texture with complexity and a nice clean balance.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The appearance is indicative of this wine’s weight and structure. It has brilliant clarity with a warm yellow colour and highlights of lemon and gold.
The bouquet is reminiscent of the French “White Bordeaux” style with a subtle hint of tropical fruit behind the creamy, toasty aroma of shortbread biscuits and yeasty bread dough.
The flavours are mature and complex with herbs, lanolin and citrus marmalade combining to produce a dry savoury palate with a full rounded structure and mouth-feel. The warm alcohol gives a smooth rich sensation on the tongue and the finish is long and dry.
This wine is ideal with classic French cuisine like pate, Foie Gras and game terrine. It can handle rich meaty flavours like smoked fish or bacon so it’s versatile as a lunch or main meal accompaniment. Serve chilled but not too cold, in large round bowled glassware for best expression of bouquet and flavour.
This wine has had extensive cellar maturation in stainless steel and old French barrels. The oak flavour is subdued but the roundness and balance of acidity and alcohol gives a great feeling of texture and weight. This wine will be enjoyable over the next 2 – 4 years