I’m jumping back on board the Hunter Valley Semillon train after the stunning 1986 Lovedale the other night, and while this isn’t quite in the same league – it is interesting, pretty darn enjoyable and a steal at $11AUD.

Straw, lemon, wax, acacia florals and some toast just starting to develop on the nose. Medium intensity on the palate with very good length and well balanced between touches of fruit sweetness and some refreshing, mouth tingling acidity across the whole palate. Enjoyable now, but should also mature nicely over the next 5 or so years.

Score: 91/100 Drink: Now – 2012

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  1. Everything you want in a Hunter Semillon at a very reasonable price. I’m a fan of Semillon that is in the process of morphing between a fresh young white with fairly prominent acid and citrus, and a more complex wine with buttery, toasty characteristics. I’d be putting this one in the cellar for a few years… 😉

  2. Where is this wine available for sale. I have been an elizabeth drinker for over a decade. This could be a very good elizabeth

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