This wine is a great way to try an aged Semillon without having to do the cellaring yourself. For a wine with 8 years under the belt it is certainly showing itself true to its Hunter Valley heritage – still a pale straw colour, with delicate apple, the deeper grapefruit citrus and some limey mineral aromas. It has some light lanolin coming through on the nose. There seems just enough acid to carry it off, any less and it risks becoming flabby. Still, there is enough to leave it a crisp, dry wine with a nice hit of lime and lots of grapefruit and limestone in the supporting roles on the palate.
Date: 3rd July 2009 Price: $30 Value: $$ Drink: Now or 5+ years