Dirt Candy Wine The Prodigy Semillon 2020

The fruit sourced from a single vineyard in Pokolbin, central Hunter Valley. Wild ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered under 1+1 cork.

Dirt Candy Wine, The Prodigy, Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2020

Despite being bottled unfiltered, the colour still showing as pale lemon. Expected Hunter youth meets winemaking influences: Lemongrass and lemon pith meet apple flesh/juice, with some high toned estery elements, natural fennel frond. Nutty/creamy lees influence and talcy/powder. Palate presents a little tart, flabby and a product of the winemaking. I can understand the intention however, without the usual piercing precision of a young Hunter Semillon, it doesn’t have enough layers of intrigue to off-set missing fruit. Interestingly, the back label advice is to drink within 3 years.

RRP: $30
Alc: 12.4%
Rating: 15/20 (84/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Dirt Candy Wine

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