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Chatto Hunter Valley Semillon

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Chatto Hunter Valley Semillon

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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An exceptional example of how much intensity of restrained flavour can come from semillon at this alcohol and youthful age; shades of Mosel Kabinett, with extremely fine intense lemon and wet pebble flavours
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
It draws you in with its pretty linden garden fragrance bouquet, but don’t be deceived: Jim Chatto’s glorious ‘06 is no wimp. Chomping on this Semillon is like puncturing the skin of a great apple with your teeth. Do not overlook it, or any wines under this label. There’s a lot going on behind the laconic Chatto grin. Or rather, there must be, because Jim unerringly makes very good wine under no less than three different labels (that we have tasted). Not quite hitting stellar scores (yet), but never dropping the ball, even on cheapies (this is the mark of a truly talented winemaker), Jim Chatto is already under the glare of scrutiny, albeit subtly, from wine lovers and wine writers alike. It won’t be long before he breaks from the traps and unleashes a few extremely serious wines on mankind.We will be there, cup in hand,when he does.
Taste Food and Wine Guide - 2007 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Unusually fragrant for a young semillon, though not so unusual for '05; lemon blossom aromas, then a palate with marvellous finesse, perfect ripeness, balance and length; lingering, lemony acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bright green-yellow, glowing as if lit from within; the bouquet well and truly opening up as a prelude to a palate with all the intensity, drive and length one could wish for. Why bother with sauvignon blanc?
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Herbs, snow peas, grass and lanolin aromas; very good line and length; simply requires time.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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