expert reviews about
2011 James Estate Reserve Hunter Semillon
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; as with so many modern Hunter Valley semillons, shares many characteristics in common with young riesling; this modern style seems to be in part due to yeast selection and screwcaps, a combination enhancing citrus and pear fruit on the bouquet, reappearing on the finish and aftertaste.
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Pale green-quartz; the typical intensity, the spread of aromas and flavours in the 'new' style, with specific cultured yeast(s) helping build the citrus and pear fruits, but without detracting from the sharply focused, laser-like line of the palate.Drink by 2025