Winemakers Selection 'Semillon' (12 bottles)
Winemakers Selection 'Semillon'
A fine selection of some of the winemaker’s favourite wines over the years, both young and old. It contains six different Semillon from a variety of vintages, each selected for their unique flavour profile and ageing ability. The Winemakers Selection pack gives you the opportunity to taste through the development of our wines in the cellar.
Delivering quality fruit in the toughest of conditions, perhaps no other year defines the benefit of the estates unique and protected microclimate set high in the valleys of the Brokenback Ranges. From the winemakers pick of the estates Semillon blocks comes a wine that carries the regions typical apple and tropical fruit notes but with more melonand peach than usual. Slight herbaceous notes of wildflower and elderflower gives the wine complexity and depth. Fine acidity adding length will reward cellaring.
"3 years young, not old. This is blue-blood aristocratic stuff with all the building blocks in place for a long life measured in decades, not years. Its crisp, lemon, lemongrass and apple flavours (and consistent aromas) have a siren allure - Cellar up to 2028." - James Halliday 2017
"This is a freakish wine, still with the colour (or rather the lack of colour] of a 1yo semillon, not a 4yo. What is more, the palate lives up to the promise of the colour, incredibly fine, long and pure, with lemon, lime and grapefruit citrus flavours locked together by tightly wound acidity on the long, perfectly balanced palate. An absolute steal at the price - Drink by 2026." - James Halliday 2018
Bright yellow green in colour, this wine displays youth and vibrancy. Rich and abundant tropical fruit and citrus aromas dominate the nose. Background floral and wet slate/mineral hints add more complexity to the wine. The wine shows a full, soft entry with intense citrus flavours. The mid palate fills with fine zesty acid and subtle tropical fruit characters flowing to a persistent finish.
Lifted melon and citrus blossom dominate aromatics. There is a real depth of bouquet with complex floral notes. The palate is soft and well balanced with plush texture and a good acid line. The citrus characters carry onto the palate giving great fruit length and flavor.
Clean, bright citrus aromatics. Fresh vibrant citrus on the palate, very well balanced. Volume and drive.