Saturday, 15 September 2012

De Iuliis Hunter Valley Semillon 2012

This Semillon left me a little short changed I must admit.

My first impressions were good - varietal features on the nose. Leafy, fresh cut greens, some gooseberry too. The word fresh just kept bouncing around my head.

I felt though that the aromas didn't match the palate in some respects but the gooseberry kicked along as well as some zesty action. Acid was soft but the palate was light on and just lacking some oomph and interest.

Very much a drink now Semillon and was deliberately made that way.

Not all doom and gloom for this excellent Hunter Valley producer as although this is only his entry level Semillon, I have no doubt his other labels will hit the spot.

Who: de Iuliis
What: Semillon (11.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2012
How: $25

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