2018 De Iuliis Hunter Valley Semillon

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.

De Iuliis Website

Region: Hunter Valley, NSW    Price: $20     Source: Generous gift thanks to Mike De Iuliis

2018 De Iuliis Estate Semillon

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