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Variety: Semillon 65% Sauvignon Blanc 35%

Alc./Vol. 12%


VINTAGE 2016: 97 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion

"Pale straw-green; has more intensity and citrussy acidity than the ‘15 at this stage, the latter busy morphing from a newborn to adolescent. The ‘16 is a superb young Block 1 with greatness now, or in five or 15 years’ time. Drink to 2028"

VINTAGE 2015: 96 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion, Special Value for money rosette

VINTAGE 2014: 95 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion

2016 Hay Shed Hill Block 1 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • Block 1 consists of some of the oldest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Margaret River. On a steep gravelly slope these old dry-grown vines produce a very small crop of bright and varietally expressive Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a depth of flavour and intensity rarely seen in these varieties.

    COLOUR:  Pale straw colour with fresh green tinges.

    NOSE: The bouquet is fresh and clean with classic grassy elements typical of this region but with a lemony minerality distinctive to this block. The nose is more complex than most SSB blends with an underlying toasty nuance.

    PALATE: The palate is bright and fresh with vibrant citric, gooseberry and lychee-like flavours, all at a level of intensity greater than expected. The oak is almost impossible to detect other than it adds a textural dimension to what is normally a simple fresh and lively wine style. This wine has an amazing palate extension with the flavour lingering to a clean ultra dry finish.


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