Three Ponds Grosser Semillon 2021
- Hunter Valley -
A premium Hunter Valley semillon made in the classic style of minimal intervention. The fruit speaks for iteself. Gently pressed and tank fermented, this wine was bottled early to preserve freshness and fruit characters.
Vineyard Three Ponds Vineyard, Broke
Winemaker Michael McManus
Great Hunter Valley Semillon seems to thrive in wetter vintages particularly from established vineyards. Very pale yellow/green in colour with a distinctive lemon waxy nose. On the palate acidity is high with fine citrus and straw notes significant structure and great length and presence. This is a wonderful high-quality Semillon that has a long life ahead of it. Drink over the next 15-20 yrs.
Dr Ron Georgiou MW – Wine Oracle – 96+/100
Pale lemon colour. Lemon zest, verbena, and pastry notes. The palate has good concentration with bright citrus and fresh cut herbs melding across the tongue. Good length and drive, with acidity that sits in the fruit intensity very well.
Stuart Knox – Real Review – 4 stars- 92/100
Pale lemon colour. Lemon zest, verbena, and pastry notes. The palate has good concentration with bright citrus and fresh cut herbs melding across the tongue. Good length and drive, with acidity that sits within the fruit intensity very well.
Ned Goodwin MW -Wine Companion – 93/100
What makes a classic Hunter semillon?
From an international perspective, Australia's two most classic and distinctive wines are the fortified wines of the Rutherglen region and Hunter Valley Semillon. In its youth, Hunter Semillon displays citrus, grass and minerality. With age, honey and toast characters come to the fore. The most classic Hunter Semillons are typically low in alcohol, namely 9-12%. There is no use of oak. Fermentation is in tank and bottling is early. These are wines where the vineyard, not the winemakers, do most of the talking!