Showing posts with label Semillon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Semillon. Show all posts

Saturday 25 November 2023

Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023


An easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend (75/25) that will find favour among those seeking a simple yet tasty white wine.

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon 2023


Clean, fresh and pure. The 2023 Hunter Valley vintage is said to be better for reds but this is a very tidy expression of Semillon.

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2023


For an off-dry Semillon, this hits the mark. The texture from skins is evident and the delish factor is high. A smart wine from Gundog Estate.

Gundog Estate Off-Dry Semillon 2023


One of two off-dry Semillons in the Gundog Estate range, this release needs some food beside it.

Thursday 14 September 2023

Gundog Estate Hunter's Semillon 2023


If you were going to introduce someone (or yourself) to Semillon, this Hunter's Semillon from Gundog Estate is an excellent starting point.

Monday 7 August 2023

Mount Pleasant Cellar Aged Semillon 2018


The Hunter Valley has no peer when it comes to Semillon. Be it fresh and vibrant new releases or a cellar release with some time under its belt, these wines done well are 'semsational'. This pristine 2018 from Mount Pleasant is proof of that.

Friday 4 August 2023

Glover Wines Oakey Creek Semillon 2022


Fresh and contemporary, this is a Semillon that you want to rip into right now. A most impressive debut release from Emily Glover.

Friday 16 June 2023

Briar Ridge Dairy Hill Semillon 2023


Three 2023 Semillon releases from Briar Ridge have come and they are three very different expressions. The racy Stockhausen to the purity of the Black Cluster and now the concentrated Dairy Hill. We're spoilt for choice here.

Thursday 15 June 2023

Briar Ridge Black Cluster Hunter Valley Semillon 2023


Brilliant. Classy. All that. A superb Hunter Valley Semillon from Briar Ridge.

Briar Ridge Stockhausen Semillon 2023


The first Hunter Valley Semillon hits the tasting bench for 2023. Full of energy and zip, find the seafood platter and a large pour of this.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Barossa Boy Risk It For The Biscuit Semillon 2022


Risk It For The Biscuit - one of those fascinating names for a wine. There is a great mouthfeel and presence with this Semillon. I've encountered some Barossa Semillon that has just been a hot mess - overripe and gloopy. This is a fabulous wine that is neatly balanced and shows bright fruit.

Friday 24 February 2023

Briar Ridge Dairy Hill Semillon 2022


Go back to 2013 and this Dairy Hill Semillon was winning every trophy under the sun and deservedly so. With a proven ability to age, it's a wine worth adding to your black book. 

Briar Ridge Stockhausen Signature Semillon 2022


I really love this label. What a fine tribute to the late Karl Stockhausen who did so much for the Hunter Valley. This Semillon exudes some cool summer vibes.

Thursday 26 January 2023

Usher Tinkler 9th Fable Semillon 2022


As per the label, "Semillon, the Lone Wolf, a somewhat misunderstood creature, is spirited and luminous at heart." These 9th Fable wines are part of Usher Tinkler's export wines heading to Colorado, USA. Quality seeps through its pores.

Parched Crow Semillon 2017


Good gear this. A six year old Semillon from a relative newbie on the Hunter scene - The Parched Crow. It shows a gradual development with a few years left under its wings.

Monday 26 December 2022

Sunday 20 November 2022

Gundog Estate Indomitus Albus 2022


Something a little different - Hunter Semillon meets Canberra Riesling. Bang! The first whiff slices through you. A smart wine this.

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Levantine Hill Mélange Traditionnel Blanc 2017


As the back label says, this is an 'Old world inspired traditional white blend'.

Yarra Yering Dry White No.1 2021


So fresh, this Semillon and Chardonnay blend is cleansing with a little crunch on close. Nicely done.