A change in fruit again this vintage with fruit from Brycefield and Tinkler’s School Block vineyards in Pokolbin. Both are light clay-loamy soils, the kind that Semillon likes sticking its feet into. Winemaking is also “Vegan Friendly” if that’s important to you.
Gundog Estate, The Chase, Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2022
Very pale lemon hue. Restrained and youthful: spiced lemongrass with lime skin, lemon pith, sliced green apple, candle wax shavings, mineral water and a hint of just ripe white peach slice. Precision and balance: texture and acidity. The right amount of weight that brings immediate appeal but doesn’t sacrifice the inherent longevity. A very fine example of modern Hunter Semillon.
Rating 18.5/20 (94/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate