It is a classic Hunter Valley semillon showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus fruit flavours. This wine is only just beginning to evolve and show a hint of toasty, bottle aged complexity. An iconic Australian wine from what is a classic vintage for Hunter Valley semillon.
“Bright, gleaming straw-green; this is a beautiful Vat 1, just starting its journey towards maturity. Its balance and harmony allow it to float effortlessly along the palate and into a finish that caresses that taste buds. It will develop slowly, but give pleasure whenever it is tasted.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
“Light, bright yellow colour; the aromas complex and showing some positive age development but not toasty or mature yet. This wine is showing some positive aged characteristics but remains fresh and very alive and promises to live on for many more years. A superbly stylish, delicate, high-quality semillon.” – 97 Points Huon Hooke
“Tight, some lettuce, excellent control, flinty, super tight, dry penetrating finish. Got the mouthwatering appeal and great shape.” – 94+ Points Gary Walsh
“Vat 1 can always be relied upon to deliver a pure, focused and linear wine, year-in, year-out; as a young wine, there is just enough flesh for a little pleasure, with lemon sherbet, lime leaf and straw; the structure indicates a long future ahead, and real pleasure will come at least five years down the track. Certainly worth investing both time and money to watch it truly come together.” – 96 Points Ben Edwards