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2011 Aged Release Semillon

2011 Aged Release Semillon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Semillon
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Acid
7.0
pH
3.02
Aging
The wine will reward careful long term cellaring over the next 10-20 years.
Alcohol %
11.5
James Halliday
95
95 pts James Halliday
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SKU: ARSEM11
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Light alluvial soil on yellow clay creates wines from the Semillon variety of lean citrus austerity. Our Hunter Valley Aged Release Semillon has been made in a very pure style to reflect the traditions of the area. Strength of acid and line and length are the keys to the ageing style and this wine has been specifically made to have this covered. 5 years of bottle maturation allows both the young wine and the older wine to be seen in the one glass.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Semillon
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Acid
7.0
pH
3.02
Aging
The wine will reward careful long term cellaring over the next 10-20 years.
Alcohol %
11.5
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Colour- Lemon Nose- Lemon Sherbet, Almond Essence, Biscuit Palate- Preserved Lemon, Grapefruit, Cashew Upon opening this, it is immediately evident why we release this Semillon 5 years after bottling. It has a wealth of complex flavours, a soft but lingering acidity and a never-ending finish.
Ratings
Campbell Mattinson -Posted on 22 November 2013. Ripe lemon, slight grassiness, almost to pear. Medium weight almost a silky creamy texture with clear acidity and a lemony finish of very good length. Graceful style. Almost ready to drink. Rated : 93 Points Campbell Mattinson says: Mon 18 July 2016 This has been released as an aged release...it’s in cracking form. Still super fresh but with just enough development. Gorgeous drink. 94. Not often that wines actually improve with age; this has.
Vineyard Notes
Region- Belford, Hunter Valley Vineyard- Beltree Vineyard (planted 1935)
Winemaker Notes
The Beltree Vineyard was planted in the 1930’s by the Elliot family and is a typical example of a dryland Belford Semillon vineyard. Light alluvial soil on yellow clay creates wines from the Semillon variety of lean citrus austerity. The grapes for this semillon were handpicked in the cool of the morning from vines yielding less than one tonne to the acre. The wine has been made in the traditional low sugar manner that produces wines with great ageing potential. The juice was fermented under temperature controlled conditions to maintain all of its fruit characters. True to Hunter tradition, no oak is used.
Food Pairing Notes
Salmon Pastrami, Barramundi with Beurre Blanc
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