#LAT10 Semillon Wrap-up

26 09 2010

(twitpic courtesy of @sharonpiggott: “#lat10 @up_shiraz talking shite!!”)

Not a massively flash start, but I have to admit that I was on such an event high (i.e. bugger…how come I haven’t cocked this up yet?!?) that I forgot to make any notes of the wines we tasted. Roughly speaking I’d say it was an introduction to Hunter Semillon for many tasters. Let’s face it, despite how much wine writers bang on about Semillon it’s not exactly charging off wine shop shelves. And in that capacity the line-up worked a treat. Each wine was distinctly different…which is a good start…and illustrated lesson 1: good site selection in the Hunter will make a massive difference!

Superkalifragilisticblazingbitingacidity summed up the 2010 wines. We started with an absolute beauty, from a master of Semillon, Andrew Thomas (@thomaswines). His Braemore vineyard bottling is fresh, aromatic, subtle and already complex…no mean feat for such a young wine. Wines came and went and different degrees of lemon, lime, apple, flint, sweatiness, lanolin and honey were soon being bandied about. The Tyrell’s Vat 1 2010 (@TyrrellsWines) provided a beautiful counterpoint to the current release 2003, which we tried at the end; it’s still a baby. The 2006 Glenguin Old Broke Block (@glenguin) also had many fans, showing some graceful ageing potential. Thanks also to Scarborough Wines (@scarboroughwine), Molly Morgan Wines (@MollyMorganWine) and Bimbadgen (@Bimbadgen) for their delicious contributions and apologies that these aren’t more detailed notes. C+, I’ll try much harder next time 🙂




2 responses

16 11 2010

Hello Spitbucket No 5. Do you mean Wednesday the 15th? 17th is a Friday….just checking.

16 11 2010

So sorry – wrong month! 17th November for the Adelaide Hills tasting

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