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Punt Road Botrytis Semillon (500ml)

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Botrytis means this is more of a dessert-style of wine, and what a plush little number it is! Candied orange rind, melted honey, lemons and slight marzipan smells decorate the nose, whilst the palate is sweet and rich, with more orange-like flavours, and a bolt of acidity cleaning up the finish. Great with soft cheeses or a creme brulee.

Winemaker's Notes

Nose: It has lifted aromas of marmalade, honey, and citrus flower.

Palate: The palate is deliciously sweet and intense, showing a huge range of flavours from honey through to mandarin. Fresh acidity and a clean finish has become a hallmark of the Punt Road Botrytis style.

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Punt Road Botrytis Semillon (500ml)

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Practice makes perfect; complex and rich, with strong botrytis giving mandarin, cumquat and apricot flavours coated with honey and then a squeeze of lemon acidity. 375 ml.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A very intense and striking botrytis semillon, this carries trademark orange and cumquat fruit aromas, candied peel and gently sweet honeysuckle fragrance. The palate's intense and precise, with dried orange and cumquat, some marmalade-like flavour and a handsomely balanced finish. Superb wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Glowing gold; a complex bouquet, with notes of cumquat, cinnamon and nutmeg; with the advent of the new, low-alcohol style for botrytis semillon; has delicacy.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Brilliant green-yellow; cumquat, honey, mandarin and butterscotch; very good acid balance to a seductive wine. The front label incorrectly shows Yarra Valley as the region, the back label acknowledging Riverina.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Soft cumquat, tropical and peach flavours, the oak subliminal. Single vineyard/Riverland.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Luscious yellow peach, cumquat and crystallised fruit flavours balanced by acidity; length and verve. Riverina.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Yellow-gold; nicely balanced peachy/apricot fruit; good acidity, good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Quite intense mandarin/cumquat fruit; good acidity; subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
88
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to full yellow-green; a rich and complex bouquet ranges through mandarin, peach and cumquat; the intense but nicely balanced palate follows those fruit characteristics; nicely weighted and good length. From the Nehme Vineyard in the Riverina.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
93

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