First planted in 1993 and grafted with cuttings from some of the Hunter Valley’s most respected Semillon vineyards (including HVD and Braemore) with lineage which stretches back to the first plantings of Semillon in Australia. Unmistakably Hunter Valley Semillon. Crisp, natural acidity complemented by lemon-lime citrus aromas and flavours, and structure that should see the wine have a long life indeed. Very similar to the classic 2014 Glenguin Vineyard Semillon – a wine that four years on is still showing remarkable freshness and poise.
Light straw-yellow colour. The aromas are superbly fresh and intense, youthful and bright, with herb and lemon aromas of real charm. The palate is juicy and ripe, fresh and clean and bright, with delicious lemon and herb and a compelling juiciness. It's fresh, youthful, reserved and not at all austere or tight. The acidity is perfectly balanced, the wine is eminently drinkable now and will certainly age well. A seriously good young semillon. (495 cases made). Drink: 2019 to 2028; Alcohol: 11.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
The average yield is lower than many other Hunter Valley Semillons. The source block is 33yo, the cuttings coming from Tyrrell's HVD Vineyard. The '18 vintage is now settling down, with rich, layered fruit and good acidity. Drink to: 2033; Price: $27.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2019; Rating: 92 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion
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