94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
Top Cellaring Selections - James Halliday
3.5 Stars Winestate
Vineyard: Picked with a balance of fruit and acidity.
Winemaking: Crushed and de-stemmed, air bag pressed, fermented in a stainless steel tank and left on lees for a month to build palate texture.
Nose: Green apples and limes.
Palate: Limes and citrus fruits with balanced refreshing acidity.
Bottling: Alc. 11.2%
2014 Hunter Semillon
Region: Hunter Valley
Drink By: 2025
Is in the early stages of transformation to fully fledged maturity, but is open for business (not the sometimes awkward transition) with lemon rind, juice and grass flavours on the powerful and focused palate. Quite how such quality comes from purchased grapes and contracting winemaking is beyond me – this is a gift horse.
Reviewed by James Halliday