Thursday, June 2, 2011
2004 Allandale Semillon (Hunter Valley)
This is a Hunter Semillon that at 7 years of age is drinking beautifully, and will only get better over the next 5 years, and under screwcap, possibly a lot longer.
All the elements of a good young Semillon are still evident with citrus flavours, good acidity, and also a lovely minerality. The elements of an aged Semillon also have really started to emerge with some rich honey and toast notes coming to the fore, giving the wine body and weight. It finishes long with a lovely sense of texture. Textbook Hunter Semillon. Loved it.