Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Clonakilla

O'Riada Canberra District Shiraz 2021

The essence of cool climate Aussie Shiraz. Spicy dark fruits with white pepper and aniseed. Delicious! 👍🏽 — 14 days ago

Nicolas, Jan and 6 others liked this

Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Sémillon 2005

2005 vintage. From the Hunter Valley Lovedale vineyard, planted in 1946, this Sémillon is absolutely fabulous. Bright golden colour. Captivating perfume combining dried fruits ( lemon confit pineapple) and fresh lime , honey, bee wax , butter and flowers. Amazingly fresh with honeyed layered fruit balanced by bright acidity and a stoney minerality. Terrific length too. World-class Semillon. Only 11,5% abv. — 3 months ago

Brokenwood

ILR Reserve Hunter Valley Sémillon 2009

Pale pale yellow - incredibly pale for a 13 year old wine. All the descriptors for aged Hunter Valley Semillon - Lemon, beeswax, wet straw, lanolin. Still with sprightly acid - zesty. Will go on for a few more years. One of the premium Semillons in the Hunter along with Lovedale and Vat 1. ILR standing for the owner and winemaker, Iain Leslie Riggs. See previous note in September 2018. Also December 2017. — 4 months ago

Dawn, Eric and 18 others liked this
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@Bob McDonald thank you for the ILR info!

Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2015

This was great with Thanksgiving dinner. Fresh cut grass, lemon, honey, apricot, peaches, and some funky minerals that push toward Riesling notes. Outstanding. Wonderful body and finish. — 2 months ago

Ericsson, Byron and 4 others liked this

Ostler

Caroline's Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Silky violet and cedar hints. Easy drinkability. — 3 months ago

Mount Pleasant Wines

Lovedale Hunter Valley Sémillon 2011

The 2011 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon displays a lovely fragrance of lemon and lime zest, dried peach, roasted almonds, toast, hay, cut grass and wet stones. Bone dry, light to medium bodied with crisp acidity, this is a very pleasant wine indeed, showcasing a particular style of Semillon unique to Australias Hunter Valley. The long, lingering finish confirms a wine of outstanding quality. Drink now until 2025. — 4 months ago

Tom, Ted and 3 others liked this

Spy Valley

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Yeah, this does it for me. Young and zesty, mineral, with upbeat acidity. Very proper, well composed. Short finish. Cheers. — 2 months ago

Bob, Vanessa and 13 others liked this

Yealands Estate

Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Very gentle, herb flavor. Need to wait for its feature. 2020 @750, my9, 221113 — 3 months ago

Pegasus Bay

Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2019

My kind of pinot. Dark savoury nose. Palate is med-full bodied. Dark fruit, savoury spice and mushroom, sour dark cherry. Tannic grip gives length. Lacks a bit of complexity but the power and integration is top shelf. Strong buy — 3 months ago