Monday, 12 March 2012

Scarborough White Label Semillon 2011

Scarborough White Label Semillon
Scarborough White Label Semillon 2011 (Hunter Valley, NSW)
10%, Screwcap, $25
Source: Sample
www.scarboroughwine.com.au


This is the top of the Scarborough Semillon tree and is principally their more 'classic' Hunter Semillon. Looks quite backwards too, though backwards can be great for Semillon (and video clips. Just look how much more fun the backward bits are in this Ok Go video clip. I like their new one too).

Green fruit on the cusp of lemon nose. Super tight but potential. Rather soft acidity considering the buy-now, drink-later style. Light and cleansing, pure Hunter Semillon palate, the finish long and assured. It's not quite got the intensity of say - a Braemore - or the like, but an enjoyable wine for the classicists (like me) with the future equally assured.. 17.6/91+

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