2014 Semillon

$65.00 non member price

95 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion

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  • Colour:

    Pale and vibrant lime green.

  • Nose:

    Vibrant and fresh zesty lemon and white flower blossom.

  • Palate:

    Lemon and lime are dominant, with hints of lemon curd and lime pith, held together by a line of refreshing natural acidity.

  • Source:

    Pinchen and Sentry Vineyards, Pokolbin

  • Vinification:

    Each parcel of fruit was crushed and pressed separately, the juice fined and allowed to settle in stainless steel tanks. The clear juice was racked and inoculated with a neutral yeast strain and allowed to ferment at a cool temperature for ten days. The wines remained on yeast lees for a period of three months, before blending in June. Minimal fining ensured the delicate aromatics and flavours were maintained before final filtration and bottling in July.

  • Blending:

    N/A

  • Aging:

    N/A

  • Bottling:

    3rd July, 2014

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpATA
Semillon12.0%10+ years20th - 22nd January 2014N/A2.947.6g/L

At the time of harvest, 2014 was regarded as one of the greatest vintages the Hunter Valley had seen. Near perfect growing conditions allowed the winemaking team to harvest precisely as the fruit achieved maturity and balance. Looking back at the finished wines, our initial assessment appears correct. A true collectors vintage.

2021 Halliday Wine Companion Review

For those who wonder what happens to those zesty young Hunter Semillon’s once they have celebrated a few birthdays, here is the answer. That simple lemony fruit aroma of youth takes on a complex bouquet of beeswax and honeysuckle. The wine grows deeper, richer in flavour and longer, and that juvenile body of before is transformed into an attractive adult. Spot on.

Jeni Port, Published 01 August 2020