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Cockfighter's Ghost Semillon

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Cockfighter's Ghost Semillon

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale quartz-green; a crisp, clean bouquet then a palate opening with grassy notes and finishing with a delicious lemony twist.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A second label of sorts to Poole's Rock, this offers immediate and appealing drinkability, while the Poole's Rock '09 is one for the long haul. Direct, young, lemony semillon nose with attractive, pithy appeal. The palate is crisp and citrusy with a chalky, acid-driven finish, leaving a long trail of dry lemon flavour - will develop honey and toast over the next few years.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
A pure-bred semillon with tremendous thrust and drive through the long palate and lingering aftertaste; the focus is enhanced by the touch of minerality that accompanies the lemon citrus fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Affordable, pretty semillon, low alcohol, with fresh low-flying citrus over the underlying acidity, best early.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Affordable, pretty semillon, low alcohol, with fresh low-flying citrus over the underlying acidity, best early.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
83
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A strong mix of citrus and grass aromas; fresh and long in the mouth; less opulent than some, but no bad thing.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A restrained, herbs-and-wax Hunter semillon, some lemon pithy smells and dried herb notes. Terrific balance and crisp lemony appeal, the palate carries decent weight and richness through the finish. Plenty to enjoy now and the promise of even more in the future.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
92
Ken Gargett (2007 Vintage) says
In Victoria, where they have nearly as much understanding of Hunter semillon as Brazilians do of AFL, a fellow scribe has been heard to describe it as battery acid. It's true Hunter sem can be an ugly duckling; but give it time and it can turn into a glorious swan...(no, not Michael O'Loughlin). Even now, this is attractive and refreshing. Try it, you southerners, and picture Ronaldinho taking a screamer at centre half forward.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
92
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Affordable, pretty semillon, low alcohol, with fresh low-flying citrus over the underlying acidity, best early.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; despite the relatively high alcohol, has plenty of line and tension on the palate; lemon and lemongrass fruit, with a clean finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Affordable, pretty semillon, low alcohol, with fresh low-flying citrus over the underlying acidity, best early.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An unusually aromatic lemon zest and blossom bouquet; great flavour intensity; very good example of a great semillon vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
95
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
High-toned style with some spritz; lemon zest flavours dance on the tongue; particular style.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a clean, crisp but somewhat closed bouquet is followed by an altogether unconvincing palate, with the suggestion of a touch of subliminal residual sugar. A disappointing sequel to the very good 2000 and 2001 vintages.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
84
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Bright, light green-yellow; a crisp, flinty, minerally bouquet is followed by a lively palate with lemon and citrus on top of the mineral structure. CO2 is evident, but the wine has good balance and potential.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Bright, light green-yellow; attractive lemon/herb/grass aromas on the bouquet lead into a palate with excellent focus and balance, and which belies its 12.5° alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a clean bouquet with pleasant, young herbaceous varietal character. The palate shows fairly high levels of dissolved CO2, which lead to a prickle on the tongue but which will help the ageing and development over the long term.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
83

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