Hamelin Bay

Kalin Cellars

Livermore Valley Sémillon 2001

DAY 1
Served with Vinloq to assess Slow Decanting
👃Oranges/lemon verbena, white flowers, barrel notes, tea, spice, varnish. Nice show!
👅Fruit with buttery oak touches. Open and expressive. Great balance of fruit and new French oak notes

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted

DAY 13
👅Round & soft. Buttery, orange & vanilla. Tea. Toasty. Umami. Finishes dry & salty. No bitterness as it slowly fades away…

Summary: Direct kinship to great wines of Sauternes. Delivered equal thrills on Days 1 & 13

This Kalin Semillon is a recent release after 20 years in bottle. Firing on all cylinders. No reason to wait💕🥂

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That old school Kalin delayed release (or library juice) is something more wineries should strive for. The older vintage/current vintage (for Kalin) Kalin releases are always worthy...esp with the whites.
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Totally agree. This was my first Kalin wine but I am a fan. This bottle was quite the value too. So much character and a wine that required significant effort to produce 🍇 Can’t underestimate the investment in keeping these bottles in house for so many years before releasing them 👍

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