2021 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Semillon
Clean, bright, and pure
VARIETY This is the 6th release of our Special Reserve Semillon. It’s a palate-driven wine-style I love to drink, and I’m really enjoying experimenting with different winemaking techniques and learning about what our fruit can do.
WINEMAKING Picked 11/2 from Blocks 5 & 6 at 10.6 Bé. Only free run juice used, allowing us to maintain and exhibit the stunning natural acids and fruit characters. Cold fermented for 9 days, to allow the high quality of the fruit to shine. Bottled 15/6 at 11.3% alc.
IN GLASS Nice pale straw yellow, emerald tints.
IN NOSE Green apple, limes, a hint of white lily – pure and clean.
IN MOUTH Leading characters of citrus and juicy lime soften into a rounded, mouth-filling sweet green apple. Refreshing, mouth-watering acids. At only one year in bottle, mead and honey richness are already starting to come through. Excellent, soft yet driven finish – almost like a lemon curd.
DRINK WITH Roasted chicken with duck fat potatoes.
CELLAR TO 2032+
91/100 "Really pale and bright in the glass. Aromas of lemon rind, citrus curd and white flowers. Lemony, tangy and lively on the palate, crunchy acidity. This is all about lemon and lime. Lip smacking." THE REAL REVIEW 2022
90/100 "There is nothing like a vibrant and fresh Semillon to brighten your afternoon mood. Sip this in the sun or with a bucket of prawns. For me, I'd do both. Vibrant citrus highlights get the juices flowing here. Lots of lemons, a smattering of cut herbs and a little cut grass. With a good mouthfeel, it drives long and urges you back for more. Some tension and good acidity deliver a crisp finish. Good stuff." QWINE 2022