Reviewer:

Regan Drew
06 September 2014

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Oakvale, Ablington Vineyard Semillon 2014

Unique nose for Hunter Semillon. Traditionally bright lemon tempered with round softness. The juxtaposition of a textural smell. Like if you ran your nose around the yellow oval fruit whilst gently inhaling. Balanced with lime, a fresh hay bale herbaceousness and very light tropical fruit hint.

Zesty line of Hunter acid complimenting plenty of lemon/lime juice and flesh. Fuller mouth feel than most young Hunter Semillons would be at this age with a very pleasing, more-ish structure. The wild ferment giving some character, and the combination of fermentation vessels grants the unique texture and body of the wine. 40% Stainless steel ensures the zing of the acid remains as the skeleton. 40 % Nomblot concrete Egg  to provide muscle and flesh. 20% "neutral" French Oak giving a soft, smooth skin.

With plenty of ageing potential, this is a unique take on the classic Hunter Valley Semillon that, coupled with exquisite packaging announces its presence with quality and authority.

Region: Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Alc: 10.5%


Price: $30
Wine Category: Semillon
Rating: 90
Cellar: Drink now till 2024
Winery Website: http://www.oakvalewines.com.au/
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