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05 August 2021

Carillion Wines [Hunter Valley NSW], Old Grafts 'Origins' Semillon 2021

The Hunter Valley region has a well-established reputation and history for producing Semillons of grippy austerity, texture and longevity
This 2021 Carillion 'Origins' Old Grafts Semillon, sourced from the famous Braemore vineyards, continues the lineage of the tradition, albeit in a more flexible and modern style
The framework of varietal aromas and flavours of strawy lees character, lemon zest and eye-watering citrussy acid, all presage a wine of quality and substance
Whilst still in its baby stage, it already shows promises of complexity and development
A few years of bottle maturing will allow it to flex its teenage muscles
It's currently a refreshing foil to prawns and oysters
Price: $35
Wine Category: Semillon
Cellar: Now to 8 years
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