Although Australian Sémillon may be unfashionable in some quarters it has a small but strong following here. We are always tempting our customers to try something a little different and this is a wine well worth discovering. From the tropical, apricot flavours through to the beewax/lanolin notes this is very approachable even as a young wine.
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"This single vineyard Semillon is from our Watervale vineyard in the Clare Valley. Fresh vibrant aromatic notes of quince, ripe citrus fruits, lemongrass, tropical notes with floral undertones. Mid weighted, textural palate showing good acid drive, with ripe citrus, stone fruits and tropical nuances. The citrus like acidity gives a well-balanced palate leading to a crisp, clean dry finish."
92/100 qwinereviews.com (2020 Vintage)
"A frisky and expressive Semillon charged for your drinking pleasure. From Paulette's Clare Valley Watervale vineyard, this Semillon is bursting with freshness. Clean and crisp, there is some zip and it is laced with citrus goodness. Lashings of lemongrass, lemon rind and a squeeze of juice, a little phenolic grip reminds you of the beauty of Semillon. Some tropical feels show their hand with the lightest touch of passion fruit with the acid bringing some tension. Fresh seafood, tempura prawns, fish and chips and even the humble Chiko roll straight out of the air fryer are easy matches. A fab drink and one which will age gracefully – if that is your thing."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, April 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Lemongrass, ginger, lemony-lime characters in the perfume. Similar to taste but with a talc-like pucker to texture and some light nutty characters in the mix too. Good length, bristling acidity keeping things very perky and fresh. A summery number with a serious side."
NZIWS 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Honeysuckle and beeswax delights the senses and it's fabulously textured with citrus and honey balanced by fresh stonefruit and savoury earth notes."