Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keith Tulloch Semillon

I am just finishing off the delightful 2002 Keith Tulloch Semillon. Tyrell claim to own four of the five best Semillon vineyards in the Hunter. I wonder who they think the 5th is: Thomas' Braemore? Anyway, there is plenty of other good Semillon in the Hunter. Keith Tulloch gets his from a variety of vineyards.

The 2002 Semillon is a cracker. The colour still has a bit of green, but the yellow is stronger. No honeyed flavours yet. The wine is fresh, with dominant lime flavours, enough acidity to keep it going, but not very noticable on the palate. The wine is remarkably full for a Semillon and very harmonious, before finishing dry, but soft. Did I say this is a cracker?

This will go for another 10 years at least. The wine has the structure and isn't even in the mellowing phase yet.

Score: 95/+++

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