This is a new vineyard sourced by Andrew Thomas. Planted in 1960 on Wilderness Road, the fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Co-incidentally, Thommo's good mate Mike De Iuliis also picked up some Semillon from an adjoining vineyard to produce a new "Wilderness Road" label.
But here, it's not overly aromatic but still exudes a pretty fragrance of lemons, grapefruit and grass. Due to the wet vintage flavours seem a little dilute. Yet at the same time, those who aren't particularly Semillon savvy would dowse this easily. As with the De Iuliis, there's a waxy character present - a common vineyard trait perhaps. Crisp and refreshing, it would sooth a few wounds on a hot day that's for sure.
Region: Hunter Valley
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