‘A real beauty’ – 96 Points Nick Stock
‘Ripping length ‘ – 95+ points Gary Walsh
95 Points Huon Hooke
The vines in the HVD vineyard were planted in 1908 and form the “Sign Post Block”. The vineyard lies between two small creeks that are fed from a spring in the Brokenback range. The vines are rarely stressed and their roots are almost continuously in water. The soil is a light sandy loam going down into coarse river sand.
A very fine semillon vintage in the Hunter Valley. This wine is classic HVD Semillon showing lifted floral aromatics and tightly structured palate with considerable length of fruit and a great balance with it’s clean, soft acid structure.
“Fresh squeezed lime, vanilla, approachable, zesty but round – the volume of fruit is most excellent – almost flamboyant for such a young wine. Flinty and tight to close. Not an ounce of flab here though, make no mistake. Ripping length. I predict an amazing future for this wine: a toast and lime spectacular to come.” – 95+ points Gary Walsh, Winefront.
“Light to medium-yellow, bright colour, with a lovely rich, spicy, toasty bouquet with dried herb notes and a winning combination of refinement and richness in the mouth, the mid-palate having a delicious dab of fruit-sweetness. A generous and finessy semillon starting to show excellent matured flavours.” – 95 Points Huon Hooke
“I love the pear, sliced apple and mineral aromas here. Full body, tangy fruit and a tight finish. Focused and balanced. A real beauty. Drink now or hold.” – 96 Points Nick Stock for James Suckling