Trophy & 97 Points – Best Semillon of Show
Trophy – Best Mature Wine of Show
2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Trophy – Best Semillon of Show
2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
97 Points Huon Hooke
96 Points & Special Value Wine Ned Goodwin for James Hallidays Wine Companion
A single vineyard wine from the Elliott family’s vineyard in Belford, which is leased by Tyrrell’s and is located about 10km northwest of the winery. The vineyard is dry grown and was planted in 1933. Being the vineyard that is furthest away from the Brokenback range it has the most broken down soil, which is so fine it is almost like talcum powder. An almost perfect example of Belford Semillon, this wine has the fuller, richer, almost honeyed palate that is commonly associated with the vineyard. These characters are balanced by a soft, clean acid profile that gives the wine its great length.
“Light, bright yellow colour, young for its age, with a straw-like and lightly-toasty bouquet, reflecting some bottle-age and complexity. It’s at a beautiful medium between youth and maturity, freshness and mellow complexity just entering the wine. The palate is deliciously fruit-sweet in the middle and very lemon-juicy, but neither is it simple. The flavour and balance are immaculate, the finish super-long. A great semillon.” – 97 Points Huon Hooke
“Honeysuckle and an almost vanilla perfume on a more gentle style of Semillon. Rounder in the mouth with some lemon flavour and a light powdery/stony texture. Really like the quality and cleanliness of the acidity here, which rolls onto a pure finish of excellent length. This will be a dead set charmer.” – 94+ Points Gary Walsh Winefront.
“From a vineyard planted in ’33, the aromas are already enticing with dried hay, lemongrass, allusions of citrus all and a glimpse of riper stone fruits reeling across the nostrils. The palate is one of precision, detail and tightly coiled energy, auguring a bright future based on the wine’s vinosity and tenacity of length alone. Limpid, febrile and punchy as is de rigeur, this will ease to a majestic utopia.” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine Ned Goodwin for James Hallidays Wine Companion