The Willows Vineyard Semillon 2006

91+ points

Barossa Valley, South Australia. 12.5%

A single vineyard Semillon from 70 year old vines. Screwcap.

An evocative slightly smokey (or am I dreaming) nose. Arresting and inviting.

Compared to the Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon I suspect this has had a bit more skin contact. It’s slightly higher alcohol, a bit more luscious, and I suspect less suited to age – but on this last count I could be very wrong. These Barossa Semillons can age for decades, as shown by the Moorooroo white.

This is an extremely good wine. Complex, each sip a little different, not easy to figure out. An absolute bargain.

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2 thoughts on “The Willows Vineyard Semillon 2006

  1. I can personally attest to The Willows Vineyard Semillon being an absolute top drop!

    I would suggest matching this up to par-baked bruschetta with a light topping of olive oil and oregano to soak up the heavy alcohol aftertaste and prepare you for the next tipple 🙂

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