Alkoomi Wandoo Semillon 2006 (Frankiland River, WA)
I wanted so much to like this.
I love Hunter Semillon and, by extension, want Australian Semillon to do well. Yet this looks… odd. There is a real forward terpene development here which I’d more likely see in Riesling than Semillon, the nose seemingly corky (even though its under screwcap) and developed. Underneath it is firm, dry and already drying out, the finish linear and dry but lacking the generosity to impress.
A wannabe Hunter Semillon that is ultimately too ripe and forward to be delicious, this is good not great.
Tasted: January 2014
Score: 16.5/20, 88/100
Would I buy it? No.