Hunter Valley, New South Wales


ILR Reserve Hunter Valley Sémillon 2009

See previous tasting notes from a year ago and 2 others earlier than that. All 3 notes quite comprehensive and nothing really further to add. I would emphasise generally how great aged Hunter Valley Semillon is. As Jancis said, Australia’s gift to the World of Wine. Lime and Lemon, Beeswax, Wet Straw, Lanolin. Still has an inner core of strength which will see it through for more years. More honey and toasty development to come. Most tasters would not pick this as 14 years old. Loved it. Went well with fresh Pacific Oysters. 10.5%ABV. — 16 days ago

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Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Hunter Valley Sémillon 2011

Can’t improve or vary my tasting note from December 2022 of this excellent aged Semillon. Still quite pale for a 12 year old white wine. Notes of buttered toast and lime. Lanolin and lemon on the palate with that waxy texture. Medium weight with enough citric acid to carry on for a few more years. Such purity. Matured in stainless steel. Zero oak. A saline note at the finish. — 4 months ago

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Lake's Folly

Hunter Valley Chardonnay 1991

A little long in the tooth but still very tasty — 5 months ago

Tyrrell's Wines

Hunter Valley Sémillon 2022

Pale lemon color.
Aromas of citrus, mineral.
Dry. Flavors of lime, mineral, subtle white flowers, salty finish.

Intensity: 3/5
Complexity: 1/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 4/5
— 15 days ago

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Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2008

A gorgeous perfume and palate - just a gorgeous wine. The Viognier giving a noticeable apricot note together with dried black cherry and a touch of cinnamon. Medium to full bodied finishing with supple tannins. This has been the benchmark for Shiraz Viognier in Australia for as long as I can remember. — 4 months ago

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Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay 2018

Oak, lime like herb in aroma. Rich, citrus, white flowers. Citrus, comfortable acidity. Each factor in the taste is showing the feature clearly. From Hunter valley which is an initial place for wine in Australia. Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay Tyrrell’s 2018 @7546, Toscany JH, 231028-231111 — a month ago

Orbis Moderandi

Petillant Naturel Waihopai Valley Sauvignon Blanc

My partner made eggs benedict for dinner. 🤤
Like a grapefruit mimosa. Live a little.
— 3 months ago

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Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 9 Hunter Shiraz 1987

1987 - a bit of fruit left, all tannin gone. — 5 months ago


Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Wow. The nose is immediately noticeable and so full,’smelling of the Sauvignon Blanc fruits. The palette is intense New Zealand with powerful apricot and tropical fruit flavor. A spectacular value. — 6 months ago

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