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Juniper Estate Semillon

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Juniper Estate Semillon

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A complex and classy barrel-fermented Semillon that has plenty of rich, ripe citrus fruit, some waxy elements, custard spices and lemon barley. The palate’s full of flavour: really creamy lemons and mouth-watering acidity, long and layered. Very fine and fresh – gently toasty to close.
The Age Good Wine Guide, 2011 2011
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A semillon made in the white Bordeaux style that gets all the love and lavishing of fermentation in French oak. It's really young and brightly fragrant with lemon and tropical fruit aromas, some lime oil and more herbal lemongrass too - this smells terrific. The palate has complex, textural layering and plenty of fine citrus flavour, building to nutty characters through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; while barrel-fermented and matured, it is the varietal fruit that rules the roost, not oak, with classic grassy/lemony flavours, crisp acidity and a long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
For some years now Juniper has been making arguable the best semillon in Margaret River. This is another pearler. Lovely fresh cut grass and light lemon zesty tropical fruit aromas. On the palate the natural acidity talks over to carry to a long sustained finish. A wine that drinks well now but which will continue to develop in the bottle.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Juniper give their semillon some work in the winery, it emerges with handsome barrel-fermented complexity built around savoury lemon and grassy varietal characters. The palate texture is elegant yet complex, lemon peel and nutty French oak; beautifully judged.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
While the barrel ferment oak is quite obvious, the strength of the semillon carries that oak, with complexity the outcome.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Subtle barrel ferment inputs to both bouquet and palate; long and intense; excellent acidity; barrel-fermented and matured.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Excellent supple mouthfeel, line and length; delicate barrel ferment inputs; long, balanced finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A complex, intense and satisfying wine in true White Bordeaux style; the barrel-ferment component judged to perfection. Great length.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet has a delicate yet complex web of citrus fruit and lightly smoky barrel ferment oak; the palate has excellent balance, retaining grassy varietal character with intensity, complexity and length. Will flourish with age.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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