The colour is green straw and very bright. The nose is intense & seems to presuppose the latent palate acidity. – its a super clean, limey and citrussy nose of purity. That’s what this wine is all about – purity. The palate is actually sweet at first: Its deceptively sweet in fact, the flow of textural Semillon is quite ripe and tropical in profile. From here however the acidity sweeps through in a wave that then takes over the entire back palate, a tsunami of searing, yet natural citrussy acidity. The finish hints at the lemony power and potential still to come.
This is actually quite a beguiling wine – at first I was far from taken and was about ready to pan it – the sweetness seemed disappointingly endemic of some late picked 08 fruit, but after a little time in the glass I begun to understand this interesting wine a little more. Its a wine that I think takes some quiet contemplation to really appreciate – that sounds terribly wine wankerish, but this one needs to be sat on for a while to really appreciate it. Will be even better in a few months time. 18.5+
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