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Hay Shed Hill Block 1 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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Hay Shed Hill Block 1 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Made from some of the oldest vines (dry grown) of semillon and sauvignon blanc in Margaret River with some barrel ferment. It is a wine of starling intensity and length, the oak swept away by the tsunami of citrus, grass and snow pea flavours; a long, bone-dry finish.
To 2022
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
The class here is clearly evident: additional concentration meets some nicely judged winemaking and the result is a stylish dry white from the west. The nose has lovely lemon citrus with some bright lime and passionfruit pulp, and the merest hint of savoury, nutty complexity. The palate is bright, concentrated and supple, melding more savoury flavour into restrained, concentrated fruit and delivering impressively smooth textural glide.
Good Wine Guide
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
The source of this super wine are vines planted in 1973. It's a dry grown vineyard and pumps fruit flavour of tremendous intensity and control into this wine. Wine maker Michael Kerrigan uses some used French oak for both varieties. A mix of spices and grassiness with a little vanillin influence. Nice texture and very long in the mouth.
8 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; this is serious wine territory, the estate dry-grown vines producing concentrated fruit aromas and flavours with the added complexity of some barrel-ferment oak infusion. The strength of the wine lies in its balance and excellent length.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
This is an outstanding example of a Margaret River blended white. The use of a small amount of oak has augmented the tightly wound fruit and created a lean and angular palate of great penetration. Very complex, with the potential to develop with extended cellaring.
King of The Hill, 2011
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A single-site expression that brings a heightened intensity and purity to the classic dry Margaret River white style: nettle and herbs, lemon citrus, and some hints of tropical fruits too. The palate's scintillating - really bristling with crisp citrus flavour, bright crunchy acidity and a long, true and unwavering finish. Brilliant length and precision here; the merest hint of nutty oak flavour and subtle textural enhancement is a winemaking triumph!
The Good Wine Guide
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Offers a totally seamless fusion of citrus, guava and lemongrass with subtle barrel ferment French oak inputs, underwritten by mineral and lemon acidity; excellent length.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Block 1 semillon sauvignon blanc 2009 ($28) These old unirrigated vines provide a wonderful resource for these wins. The varieties were co fermented in four-year-old French oak. The result is stunning. There is texture and palate weight and richness, but very little obvious oak influence. Creamy , thick and vibrant at the same time with a lively long finish. One of the finest examples of this style form this year.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A very good example of the strength of Margaret River Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc; beautifully balanced and structured, with citrussy/spicy fruit nuanced by some barrel ferment
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Fine, elegant and tightly focused; citrus, mineral and herb flavours seamlessly welded; subliminal oak on a long, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This single site, Block 1, comes from old vines and has the power to prove it. Made in the complex style drawing on barrel fermentation, there's preserved lemons and subtle spices, some bush herbs in the mix. The palate has terrific concentration and length, scintillating acidity and fine lemon zest flavour. Brilliant!
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008

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