Category Archives: Semillon

2007 Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Cellar Aged Semillon

While you wait for your other Hunter Semillons to hit maturity it’s always good to be able to grab a Lizzy. I like this more than the 2006 release. It’s slightly less developed and has more focus and reach. Lanolin, … Continue reading

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2006 De Iuliis Aged Release Semillon

Why I don’t have more Hunter Semillon stashed in my cellar is beyond me. I love the better examples with age and the lower alcohol is a much-needed tonic for my health. Lanolin and buttered toast have entered the fray but … Continue reading

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2013 Meerea Park Hell Hole Semillon

Previous vintages of Meerea Park’s Hell Hole Semillon have mostly been sourced from the 40 odd year-old Somerset vineyard with a couple coming out of Leonard Estate and the Braemore vineyard – all in Pokolbin. This release is also from Pokolbin but we’ve … Continue reading

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2013 Fandango Bros. Yarra Valley Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The result of a collaboration between Tom Belford of Bobar Wines fame and Dougie Graham, a former Spanish wine importer. “…through Dougie I was exposed to therapeutic doses of whites from Northern Spain. I really liked the bit of fat they … Continue reading

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2013 Thomas Wines The O.C Semillon

It’s a touch more upfront than the Braemore and doesn’t have quite the penetration or length but it’s a very good Semillon all the same. Flavours centre on green apple and lemon with a touch of grass. Flirts with quinine … Continue reading

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2013 Thomas Wines Braemore Semillon

Regular readers will no doubt be aware that I’ve got a lot of time for Andrew Thomas’ Braemore Semillon. This is so delicious on release that it’s almost possible to forget its age-worthiness. It’s intensely, limey – almost kaffir lime … Continue reading

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2008 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon

I didn’t even know Alexander Munro was winemaker Rhys Eather’s great-great-grandfather until I visited the website for a bottle image. The things you learn. I did, however, know that the Semillon grapes for this wine are from the Braemore vineyard … Continue reading

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2012 Oakvale Hunter Valley L’Oeuf Semillon

Fermented and matured for 12 months in concrete eggs. From the press release: “We have conducted a lot of wine trials over the past couple of years,” explained winemaker James Becker.  “The concrete amphora Semillon is one of these. We … Continue reading

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2011 Meerea Park Hell Hole Semillon

Harvested from the 40 year-old Semillon block on the Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin. Made in a very classic style, no tricks up its sleeves – nor does it need them. Lemon zest, limes and a little hay. Forward enough to show … Continue reading

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2007 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon

The Lovedale Vineyard, planted to Semillon by Maurice O’Shea in 1946 must surely rank amongst the greatest sites in Australia. Its sandy aggregate loam soils have produced so many amazing wines. This release is still brimming with youthful energy. On … Continue reading

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