BackVintage Label 2016 BackVintage Hunter Valley Semillon

2016 BackVintage Hunter Valley Semillon

2016 BackVintage Hunter Valley Semillon
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW

Huon Hooke Bronze Ribbon

Top Value

James Halliday 92 points

Background

The grapes for this wine were grown on volcanic silt soil in the Broke Fordwich area. This subregion of the Lower Hunter makes white wines with more fullness and softer finish than the Pokolbin area to the east. The perfect growing season leading up to the 2016 vintage resulted in a high natural acidity, which sits perfectly with the fresh citrus flavours and a hint of tropical notes.


Tasting Notes

Colour
Pale lemon yellow

Nose
Fresh lemongrass and hay aromas.

Structure / Palate
This is a classic Hunter Semillon from an excellent year – delicate, fresh and crisp in its youth, and delicious now by itself or with salads and delicate fish. It has the potential to soften, fill out in flavour and gain wonderful toasty and lemon curd complexity past 2020, suiting as it does more flavoursome seafood dishes and white meats


_______________________________

James Halliday 2019 Wine Companion:
"The regional thumbprint is firmly planted with all manner of lemon flavours from zest, juice and curd plus lemongrass. Super fresh with crunchy acidity on the finish yet there's body and a slippery texture to this - perhaps the result of being in tank for 14 months."
92 points. Drink to 2030.

_______________________________
Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 12.0%
Cellaring Potential 2022+
Serving Suggestion Perfect with fish dishes, most salads or simply by itself
Unit Size Bottle
Order Qty:
Price:
$12.99
Old price: $24.20, Save $11.21
Save 46%
Checkout is protected by an SSL certificate. Checkout is protected by an SSL certificate.
If you're not happy we'll refund you. If you're not happy we'll refund you.
All cases (whether mixed or straight cases) are sold by the 12 bottle case.