It’s interesting the reactions I get when I mention to people how I have always been a fan of Semillon. Well, maybe not always. More so since the first time I tried it which would be over twenty years ago. Most of the wines I tried those many years ago were young, newly released versions and I can remember being captivated by the variety. That enthusiasm has not waned (although I do love one with some age on it as well). I know I’ve mentioned this before but, it is such a shame it tends not to be appreciated at the level it should be.
This De Iuliis Semillon looks and smells bright, clean, fresh and inviting. A lovely citrusy nose dominated by lemons and limes that move seamlessly onto the palate. Here you’ll find those same citrus fruits again with a slight minerally note. There’s plenty of bang for your buck when it comes to flavour on the palate, that’s for sure, and then in comes a terrific line of acidity that gives it great persistence. A bargain, gold medal winning (2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show), Hunter Valley Semillon that rates highly on the pleasure scale.
Region: Hunter Valley, NSW Price: $20 Source: Generous gift thanks to Mike De Iuliis