Thursday, 26 July 2018

Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon 2018


"Detail,  precision and purity are the key themes driving this wine for us," says winemaker Matt Burton. A wine that delivers in style, behold a super Semillon release.

From Burton's prized Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin planted in 1969, a decision was made to machine harvest for the first time. This proved to be a masterstroke - heatwave conditions over a few days in the lead-up caused a concern but a dramatic reduction by ten degrees at night made the case for machine harvesting a blessing.

Bursting with freshness and vitality, lemons and lemongrass run a flavoursome course through the mouth. Whiffs of white flowers and a lick of lime leaf adds further interest. Some tension evident,  there's a captivating yet fine grip through the mid palate. The fruit and acid are beautifully balanced delivering a clean and crisp finish.

A kiss from the Semillon gods, pucker up!

Drink now to a decade.

94/100

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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