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Westend Estate 3 Bridges Golden Mist Botrytis Semillon

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Westend Estate 3 Bridges Golden Mist Botrytis Semillon

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Deep gold, green hue; a pure-fruited, ripe and exotic wine, showing great concentration of apricot, marmalade, brittle and spice; the palate is unctuous and hedonistic, with a long, luscious and pure finish; wonderful value at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Rather dense but lacking its usual brightness and freshness. Its evolved, smoky, spicy bouquet of rather candied fruit reveals undertones of bakery yeasts and a meaty aspect. It's viscous and quite cloying, initially very concentrated and golden syrup-like but loses intensity down the palate, finishing slightly hollow, raw and meaty.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
86
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Already deep gold; intensely luscious and sweet yellow peach, cumquat and vanilla; not quite enough acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Deeper gold; more complex and better balanced than the Golden Mist by acidity, cumquat marmalade and some toffee; long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Unctuously rich crème caramel, glacè apricot and peach, with soft acidity to provide balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Forward and juicy, rather candied and viscous but lacking genuine length on the palate. Slightly burnished creme brulee aromas of lemon, melon and tropical fruits are backed by buttery vanilla oak and nuances of orange rind. Its upfront, barley sugar-like palate reveals a hint of apricot, but finishes short and thin.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Glowing gold; luscious and rich cumquat mandarin and peach fruit, with good balancing acidity. Gold medal, Melbourne Wine Show '07; drink asap.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Buttery, luscious and very concentrated, this toasty, honeyed late-harvest semillon delivers an oily and candied expression of melon, cumquat and apricot-like fruit with undertones of burned butter. It's rich and oaky and while it lacks the vinosity for the longer term, it offers plenty of flavour for early drinking.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Intense botrytis; honeyed cumquat and marmalade; citrussy acidity; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Rather varnishy and developed, with toasty, honeyed aromas of marmalade and cumquat before an almost cloying, luscious and sugar-coated palate. Quite thick and citrusy but beginning to lose some freshness.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Deliciously complex and balanced botrytis style, the luscious sweetness perfectly offset by acidity; has it down pat.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Full yellow-gold; a complex and rich bouquet showing obvious barrel-ferment oak inputs, then a palate ranging through tangy lime, lemon and honey flavours; good acidity, but is nonetheless at its best now. Two gold medals.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; the bouquet is magnificently rich and intense with cumquat and mandarin aromas; the similarly rich and intense palate introduces pear and peach flavours to go with the mandarin; excellent acidity on the finish keeps the wine fresh and prevents it from cloying. Two trophies and five gold medals to its credit.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
94

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