2018 Gartelman ‘Benjamin’ Semillon

With summer pretty much telling us it’s here, we will be looking for fresh, fruity and zesty whites for warm nights and lazy weekends on the deck.  It’s completely understandable that some people go for the ‘mainstream’ whites but please don’t forget to add Semillon to your list.  Excellent ones like this at such a good price offers great value.  Get on it!

Loved the aromas, loved them.  It smells clean and vibrant with lovely zesty lemon freshness.  This love continued on the palate with terrific citrusy fruit intensity.  Lemons again, limes riding alongside with delicious fine and persistent acidity.  There’s a deft touch of texture then the acidity comes again providing a fresh, delightful finish.  I thoroughly enjoyed this wine regardless of its obvious youthfulness and I’ve no doubt it will bring enjoyment in a decade or so…if you can leave the screwcap in place for that long.

Not only will the price attract some immediate attention, winning the trophy at the 2019 Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show will definitely shine a light on this little beauty.

Gartelmann Website

Region: Upper Hunter Valley, NSW     Price: $27      Source: Sample courtesy of Gartelmann Wines and Define Wine

Gartelmann 2018 Semillon

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