Huntington Estate 2021 White Wine Releases

I was listening to a podcast the other day about platypuses (yep, platypuses) and a fellow’s immense excitement about them.  He is quoted as saying, “If I sound excited about platypuses, it’s because I am.”  I think they are a pretty cool creature (did you know they are a mammal?) but can’t remember ever being excited about them.  However, I can definitely relate to what he is quoted as saying because, if I sound excited about Huntington Estate wines, it’s because I am!  And I’m not just talking about their terrific reds.  It includes their Chardonnays and Semillons as well, and you’re about to read why.

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Region: Mudgee, NSW     Source: Samples thanks kindly to Huntington Estate

2021 Estate Semillon

This is the type of Semillon that will get more people into this under-rated variety.  It has all the hallmarks of a young, fresh Semillon with that citrus fruit acidity but has the addition of a nice, appealing, touch of texture across the palate.  But it’s all about the lemon citrus fruit providing a zippiness and mouth-watering freshness that had me diving back in. Nice! Price: $27

2021 Special Reserve Semillon

Fresh as a daisy from top to bottom.  Vibrancy is the key descriptor for this wine and there’s plenty of it, along with lovely citrusy feels as well. Lemons and limes keep showing their hand, a nice touch of texture and the acid carries everything to a good lengthy finish.  I can only imagine how much better this is going get with more time in the cellar…as good Semillons appreciate. Price: $40

2021 Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

From an unashamedly Chardonnay fan, I very much enjoyed the immediate drinking appeal this wine possesses.  It has plenty of stone fruit flavour on the palate, a nicely played gentle creamy/buttery-ness to it with lovely acidity carrying the flavour across the palate to a really good finish.  Everything about this wine seems so balanced already.  A genuine crowd pleaser right here. Price: $27

2021 Special Reserve Chardonnay

Where the previous Chardonnay had immediate appeal, this one exudes ‘cellar me please!’  Not that it isn’t enjoyable now, it is.  As a matter of fact, my wife enjoyed this one more.  Initially, it presented more aromatically than it did on the palate where it eventually opened up to stone fruit characters with a nice ‘fleshy’ feel to it. Lemon tart like acidity and texture adding balance on the lengthy finish.  I sensed it appreciated being released from the bottle, allowing it to show its classy edge. Price: $40

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