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Houghton Museum Release White Classic

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Houghton Museum Release White Classic

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Ray Jordan (2005 Vintage) says
Remains one of Australia's most underrated wines. This is the same as the standard current release White Classic but with an extra six years bottle age. It shows how marvellously these wines will age and this one is another beauty. Now with secondary developed characters of ripe nuttiness and breakfast marmalade. The zingy acid is still there sustaining a long finish.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says

I love this wine and I was most disappointed to learn from parent company Accolade that it will not be released, and no longer be made as a museum release because it was too hard to sell at $32. Hence my delight to discover that you can still partake in its joys, as a cleanskin for $10 at Get Wines Direct. It’s currently at the perfect moment of its maturity, when complexity of buttered toast, roast nuts and preserved lemon rind finds an effortless balance with the primary, zesty, crunchy fresh lemon notes of youth. A wine of excellent length and fine texture, building an enticing softness, while upholding the definition of its structure.

Wine Taste Weekly 2012
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An article of faith that it will develop real character with bottle development; faintly reductive aromas; tropical fruit and good acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Lively herbal aromas of sweet melon and tropical fruit reveal undertones of citrus and mango. Forward and brightly flavoured, its juicy palate finishes slightly sweet, with clean and refreshing acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A medium-bodied and balanced mix of tropical fruit salad and a twist of lemon; nice acidity. Value and development potential.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Good honest white wine with plenty of value. Its delicate, dusty aromas of citrus, peach and tropical fruit have a lightly herbal edge, while the palate is fruity and clean, generously flavoured and slightly sweet to finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Clean and fresh; lively palate, nice touches of passionfruit/stone fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Fragrant, distinct passionfruit aromas are replicated with the gentle tropical/passionfruit flavours of the finely structured, clean palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Glowing green-gold; plus ca change; Houghton was doing these back releases 10 years ago with similarly successful outcomes; the combination of crisp freshness and flavour is the reason why this wine has three gold medals to its credit.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Ray Jordan (1999 Vintage) says
Wonderful example of this West Aussie icon as a mature wine. We normally drink it on release but the real beauty comes as its ages. Has a beautiful nutty creaminess with lifted marmalade and orange zest. Remember, you can create your own Museum release by keeping the current release White Classic under the bed.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; a lively, attractive and aromatic bouquet with hints of passionfruit is replicated on the fresh, relatively light palate which will build weight and complexity over the next five years.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; lively and complex toast, lime, lemon and honey; brisk acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (1994 Vintage) says
Brilliant green-yellow; great balance, structure and mouthfeel; citrus and mineral, with hints of toast and spice. Unlike some others in this museum release series, the cork has not destroyed the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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