The Hunter Valley is recognised as the world’s leader in dry white wines made from Semillon. Semillon is at its delicate best when young, it is deliciously crisp with abundant citrus aromas. With age Hunter Valley Semillon develops unique complex toast, vanilla and honey flavours, giving it depth and richness. This collection will take you on a journey featuring 3 bottles each from 4 renowned Hunter Valley producers.
The StarDozen consists of the following:
3 bottles De Iuliis Hunter Valley Semillon 2021
3 bottles Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon 2020
3 bottles Tyrrells Hunter Valley Semillon 2021
3 bottles First Creek Hunter Valley Semillon 2019
De Iuliis Hunter Valley Semillon 2021
The Hunter Valley is renowned for producing some of the best Semillon in the world. This wine displays fresh, lifted citrus characters, a light palate, and crisp, zesty acids. It’s the perfect match for seafood or any delicately flavoured dishes.
Tyrrells Hunter Valley Semillon 2021
Sourced from a small selection of our favourite Semillon blocks, the grapes were both hand and machine picked before gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine then spent a few months on yeast lees to gain extra complexity and mouth feel.
Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon 2020
It’s juicy and bright, succulent in texture, a zing of disolved aspirin in water, lemon juice and green apple are the flavours. I’m looking for it, of course, and there’s a touch of smoky-ashy stuff in the finish, but the general gist is freshness and vibrancy, with ‘delicious drinking’ as the takeaway message. Joyful stuff. Tasted: Nov 20; Alcohol: 11%; Price: $27; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2022; Rated: 92 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
First Creek Hunter Valley Semillon 2019
It would be difficult to find a wine expert that wouldn't agree the Hunter Valley is one of the world's best Semillon regions. The climate and grape variety combine to produce a wine that is delicately flavoured, bright and crisp in its youth but with careful cellaring, develops into a richly layered and complex wine.
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