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Mitchell Wines Semillon

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Mitchell Wines Semillon

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Barrel-fermented in used oak; the power of the fruit from the 37-year-old estate vines is more than sufficient to justify the approach, the citrus/lemongrass flavours of the semillon running through to the very finish of the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Handsomely oaked, forward and spicy, this early-drinking semillon lacks the length and definition for cellaring. Lightly grassy smoky aromas of juicy ripe melon and citrus fruit with nutty, creamy and meaty undertones are knit with fresh bubblegum/vanilla oak. Round and generous, it's broad and mouthfilling, but tends to sit on the palate, rather than move down it.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
This style works a treat. Inexpensive cellarable riper and more textural and fuller bodied than many with a lick of oak its ready to go on release.
Rob Geddes MW
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This has a striking lemon fruit nose, really pure and attractive, with some grapefruit zest across the top - a superb-smelling wine! The palate follows on from there, all finesse and zesty flavour, bright and elegant with crunchy acidity, plenty of lemon citrus and lemon barley too. Zesty acid finish, long, bright and delicious.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Round and juicy, this floral and herbaceous young semillon sports some assertive oak that exacerbates its slightly edgy and candied expression of apple, pear, lemon and melon like fruit. It's spicy and slightly oxidative, with some rustic aromas of dried flowers before a plush, generous and juicy palate of luscious length and viscosity. It's likely to settle down after another year in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A rich bouquet; straw and savoury spice notes from the oak; vibrant and lively, with citrus fruit aplenty and a very harmonious finish, if a little oaky at this point; a very interesting journey ahead.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
This style works a treat. Inexpensive, cellarable, riper and more textural and fuller bodied than many, with a lick of oak.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Given complexity and structure by barrel ferment in French oak (mainly old) without compromising the grassy varietal fruit or delicacy; good line and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Idiosyncratic, complex and funky. Heavily worked, but dependent throughout on some deliciously bright but subdued melon and tobaccoey flavour, it's pungent and meaty, with creamy, cheesy undertones. It steadily reveals more depth of vibrant fruit but is really all about its long, viscous palate and its finely integrated chalky undercarriage. It finishes dry, with artful balance and a lingering waxiness. Unbelievable value!
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A complex bouquet and entry promises a little more than the back-palate and finish deliver; I'm not sure why, but still a good wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
An unusually heady, wild and tropical bouquet clearly reminiscent of Belgian beer, with suggestions of fresh flowers and dried herbs. Its tangy palate of juicy and highly accentuated tropical fruit is long, clean and racy, finishing with an impression of sweetness and herbal undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005

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