2016 Huntington Estate Semillon
Vineyard / Winemaking: Fruit from Blocks 5 & 6
Description: Youthful & Fresh.
Aroma: Spring in a bottle. A typical Semillon with lemongrass and citrus characteristics with slight capsicum and herbaceous aromas.
Palate: In the mouth the flavours of lemongrass and citrus work together with the succulent acids giving a long lingering finish. This wine is fresh and full of youthful primary fruits..
Cellar: To 2026.
Drink with: A perfect accompaniment to oysters or fish and chips!
"92/100. This excellent young semillon owes nothing to its Hunter cousins across the hills. It's scented with fresh lemon and lime without green herbaceous notes, and the palate is bright and fresh. Its soft sweet fruit balanced by cleansing acidity. Cellar 7 years." Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Top100 new releases July 2017
"92/100. Bright, light yellow colour, with a fresh aroma of lemon and lime with a twist of sweetness well counter-balanced by cleansing acidity. It's very bright and appealing. The semillon fruit flavours are properly ripe and not herbaceous. A wholly impressive semillon in a drink-now-or-cellar style." Huon Hooke, 2017
"91/100. This is fresh! Even while this wine is quite chilled it offers heaps of green pear and white flesh peach on the nose. As it warms the aroma becomes more like tropical fruits such as lychee. and a touch syrupy. The same soft fruits flow onto the palate but then a whack of acidity hits. I really notice it on the roof of my mouth. It makes the fruity finish quite firm a little tart but overall it's still quite a silky wine that slips down easily. A great afternoon sipper. The kind that would go well with a cheeseboard and dried pears..." The Winesmith, Oct 2016
"Possibly the best release in the current white label range, the 2016 vintage for the Mudgee area will be quite good if this is an example to go from. Super fresh pear and peach, green melon and lemongrass, with the later probably settling down with time in the bottle. It’s minerally with pithy citrus. Normally with a young sem I’d expect front and then back tongue, but this was flavour all the way front to back, and it grew on me as it warmed..." Barefoot Drinker, BJ Foley, May 2017
"A fresh, juicy drop, with aromas of lemon and green herbs as well as riper and lively citrus flavours in the mouth, a smooth texture and a refreshingly crisp, dry finish. Try it with simple fish dishes. Very Good." Hobart Mercury, Graeme Phillips, Feb 2017
"Shape. It’s all about the shape of the wine as it passes through your mouth. The flavours are fun and fruity but they angle down towards a distinct, tidy, satisfying point. Exuberant up-front; measured and controlled to close. Good way to be." Winefront, Oct 2016
"93/100. Very pale to the eye. The citrus dominated nose showing hints of lemongrass and hay. Dry and clean in the mouth with excellent juicy fruit displaying more of the lemon character over integrated acidity. The finish is crisp refreshing and lengthy. One to enjoy as an aperitif. Will cellar well for maybe eight years." Noosa 101.3FM, Martin Field
"91/100. A whiff of this and it's got my attention. Lots of tropical fruit appeal surprisingly - it's not walking down the road of citrus straight off the bat. That comes later. Cut green melon, lemongrass and cut herb then shift into the Semillon frame we know. A most enjoyable summertime drink, there's a minerality which seems to be screeded across the tongue. It's pithy and a bit zesty. A squeeze of lemon before a crisp finish. It grows on you, that's for sure. Great buying for $22. I'd have a couple of chilled glasses, no problem at all. Find some fresh seafood and sunshine and you can't go wrong. Drink now. Very good" Q Wine, Nov 2016