Also new oak fermented, with typical light lemony, lanolin characters and a viscous, waxy mouthfeel. No sweetness, it ages very well if you can keep your hands off it. Ron Laughton, Winemaker.
There are eleven rows planted (short ones) on Georgia’s Paddock. “Dad liked it” is the answer to the question, why is Semillon planted here, “he’s always planted things he likes to drink”. A couple of barrels a year are produced. It was first produced as a white oaked style alternative to chardonnay.
Scents of nougat, marzipan, preserved lemon. Textural and exotic in flavour, it’s a compelling, rich-ish wine with good vitality, depth, concentration and exceptional length. Oatmeal, saltiness and soft nuttiness lends superb complexity. Outstanding wine, idiosyncratic, wonderful wine. Rated: 95 Points. Tasted: September 2018. Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.