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.