De Iuliis Semillon
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- As they say in the Hunter, this wine is Sem-sational and it’s no wonder that Australia’s gift to the world of white wine continues to gain loyal fans. Mike De Iuliis is one of a new breed of Hunter winemakers who manages to make wines that talk of place. Typically varietal and regional showing lemon and lime as well as cut grass aromas before a palate of fresh citrus fruit and a zingy acid finish. Drinking well now but will cellar brilliantly for a decade or more. 100
Appearance: Pale lime green.
Nose: Lifted aromas of intense lemon and lime citrus.
Palate: A crisp, clean wine dominated by fresh citrus, balanced acidity and intensity of fruit flavours add length to the palate.
Food: This wine displays fresh, lifted, citrus characters, a light palate, and crisp, zesty acids. It’s the perfect match for seafood or any delicately flavoured dishes.
Cellaring: Perfect for early consumption, suited to cellaring.
Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says:“
Great value in Hunter semillon, with immediate appeal in its fragrant lemon, pure grapefruit and zesty lime, and plenty of potential thanks to well-defined acidity, long, clean purity and soft texture.
Best Drinking: 2013-2023http://tysonstelzer.com/93
Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says:“
A waxy wine on first opening, this has a green melon and pear fruit nose, some apple here too, and hints of citrus. The palate s taut and tangy, really brisk, and lemony acidity drives it along; fresh and lithe finish.
Best Drinking: NowGood Wine Guide90
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says:“
Pale straw-green; the bouquet is fresh and clean, but it is only on the palate that the wine bursts into exuberant life, with intense lemon sherbet flavours that course through the long palate. An interesting facet is Michael De IuliisÍ practice of picking the grapes a little riper than most. Great value.
Best Drinking: To 202592
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says:“
This is what lively, young Hunter semillon is about. With fresh lemon and white nectarine notes, it’s approachable and flamboyant, pulled into line in the end by a taut acid leash. Funky label. Check it out.
Best Drinking: 2011-2016Wine Taste - Edition 3091
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says:“
Light straw-green; the bouquet is crisp and lifted, with citrus and grass notes, the palate with good drive, length and balance, and zesty, citrusy minerality, the finish bone dry.James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 201393
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says:“
Fragrant lemon/lemongrass aromas and a vibrantly juicy palate, full of flavour and character, yet elegant. What a wonderful variety semillon is.Australian Wine Companion 2012 201194
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says:“
Light, bright straw-green; expressive bouquet with notes of citrus, grass and a touch of herb; beautifully balanced palate, with very good line and length to the fruit, which has echoes of lime in the background. Now or later.Australian Wine Companion 2011 201095
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says:“
Classic low-alcohol Hunter semillon; clean, crisp aromas still to fully evolve, but the palate shows much more character and flavour, verging citrus/tropical.Australian Wine Companion 2010 200991
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says:“
A classic semillon bouquet and entry to the mouth; a mix of grass, herb, lemon and mineral; long finish.Australian Wine Companion 2009 200892
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says:“
Crisp, clean, fresh and lively; a lemon and mineral mix, excellent acidity helping to lengthen the palate.Australian Wine Companion 2008 200792
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:“
Medium- to full yellow-green, bright and clear; a powerful, wine with gently ripened lemon/lime fruit; excellent acidity and length. Perverse use of Zork.Australian Wine Companion 2007 200694
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says:“
Pale straw-green; light-bodied, but quite intense; lemony, minerally aromas and flavours; good balance, long finish.Australian Wine Companion 2006 200592
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says:“Australian Wine Companion 2005 200484
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says:“
Light straw green-yellow; the bouquet is clean, crisp and very light, with a mix of faint herb and lime. The palate is crisp, quite intense, and has good acidity; seems to have all the requisites for ageing but demands patience.Australian Wine Companion 2001 200184
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says:“
Light straw-green; the bouquet is clean, and still developing, the palate in the same box; there is plenty of structure, but the wine is still in the mineral/ herb stage of its development. An each way proposition for drinking or cellaring.Australian Wine Companion 2004 200389