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Chalkers Crossing Hilltops Semillon

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Chalkers Crossing Hilltops Semillon

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; fermented in used French barriques, then kept in those barrels on lees for 12 months; it is a textured and vibrant wine, the oak simply adding to the texture of the lemon-accented fruit, acidity a given, and providing excellent length.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Vinous nose with good depth of fruit flavours blended with barrel ferment characters on a dry palate. Great texture.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; barrel-fermented in French oak and kept on lees; some magic here, with the oak totally integrated, the fruit bright and fresh, the oak investing the mid-palate with hints of cashew and cream.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Vivid green hue; restrained bouquet showing straw and lemon; the palate is tightly wound at first, opening with surprising generosity; clean, fresh and vibrant to conclude.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Focused lemon fruit with a little straw in support; the palate is finely textured, with a dry and taut, slightly chalky, aspect to the finish; very youthful with good ageing potential.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Masterly winemaking; barrel ferment French oak plus lees for 10 months, yet the oak influence is very subtle, adding as much to texture as flavour; will age well.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A clean bouquet with expressive though delicate aromas; a lively, zesty, minerally palate with perfectly integrated oak in the background; lemony fruit to the fore
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Has developed distinct White Bordeaux elements, richness on the back-palate and aftertaste; continued development of a sophisticated, barrel-fermented Semillon
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; excellent bottle development and sophisticated French oak barrel ferment inputs; harmonious mix of citrus, honey and a touch of oak spice.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Pale, almost water-white; the fresh bouquet has smoke, herb and grass aromas, and the palate is long, lively and fresh. Sixty per cent of the wine was barrel fermented and spends 4 months on lees, which mainly adds to the texture, but also (to a lesser degree) to the flavour; good persistence and aftertaste. Screwcap
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
92
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a clean, crisp, ultra-correct bouquet with a range of grass, lemon and herb aromas, followed by an intense palate with excellent structure and length, combining complexity and finesse; 50 per cent was barrel-fermented in used oak, adding to texture rather than flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is still youthful and minerally, the palate similarly lively, crisp and minerally, with good length and style.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
92

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