Gartelmann Benjamin Semillon 2017

Gartelmann are based on the eastern side of the Hunter Valley, in the Lovedale region, while the fruit for this Semillon from the dry grown, 77 year old Bainton vineyard in the Broke-Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley. Gold medal at the Cowra wine show.

Gartelmann, Benjamin, Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2017

Difficult to coax much from the glass, but with some urging it offers quintessential Hunter Valley lemon and lime light fruits. Subtle and restrained fruit with quality, balanced, refreshing acidity and a clean pair of heels as it zips along, leaving lingering lemon drop flavours. I’ve no doubt it will blossom with time like most good Hunter Semillons.

RRP: $27
Alc: 10.8%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Gartelmann Wines and Define Wine


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