Hunter Valley, NSW
This Semillon is released after a minimum of 5 years bottle maturatiion.
James Halliday Website 2020
The coming of age has just arrived - honey glistens in the backdrop, the foreground still held firm by acidity, just as it should be. 94 / 100
The ‘Terracotta’ wines get their name from the soils on which the fruit is grown. These red basalt/clay soils are renowned for their low fertility thus reducing the yield of the vine and increasing fruit concentration.
A small parcel of Semillon was harvested early from a high block on the Kindred’s ‘Lochleven’ vineyard in Pokolbin.
2015 was a cool and wet vintage, which suited Semillon very well. Low alcohol and the retention of great natural acidity will be the key to 2015 Hunter Semillons.
The nose, while still quite primary and citrus like, has started to exhibit some light toastiness and complexity. There is a slight change in colour, but still has a pale straw hue. The palate is mineraly, tight and focused with citrus zest flavours.
Medium-Long term. 10+ years
All fresh and cooked seafood dishes.