Gundog claim this is their most “classical styled” Semillon. Sourced from the Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin, “predominately from a 1969 planting,
set over an old creek bed that runs through the property.” It’s no secret that some of the best Hunter semillons are grown right next to a creek or water source.
Gundog Estate, The Chase, Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2017
While this is the most “classical” of the Gundog Hunter sems, the nose seems to have the most fruit richness on the nose: Smokey lemon peel along with lime, subtle vanilla bean with a touch of cinnamon. Familiar bones here: sharp angles with juicy lime and lemon but nothing jarring out of place. Tight lines that are never thin, but carry understated strength. Classical styling for a future Hunter classic.
Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate