Australians sitting in a barnyard chewing on dark fruit. Was a nice way to celebrate sailing under a bridge. — 4 months ago
This was in the mini bar at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort and was quite good. — 2 years ago
8 dollars was the price
At least 10 times the value
I still can’t get past what Hunter Valley wines can do in a good vintage
No signs of decay
I am so amazed
I bought at least half dozen of bottles from early 90’s from Rothbury and this is the first I open
Looking forward to the others — 3 years ago
A bit acid. Wonder what year is this? — 6 years ago
100% Hunter Semillon
At peak after 41 years, no bad
It has just the universe in the glass
From lemon meringue to lanolin, a little toasty ginger, lemongrass, white pepper, coriander and.....
The balance is magnificent
The nose seems on the sweet side and so might appear the first sip, but the finish is loooong and dry. The magic. Best semillon I bought so far from the James Halliday's collection and it will be hard to match — 6 months ago
It seems that in three years from the 1991 I tasted last week The winemaking is completely changed.
Far too oaky, it had the fruit right in my opinion, but not the care I found in the previous bottle from Rothbury
Apparently after Len Evans left the company things changed
😢😫🤫 — 3 years ago
Overall: big bold Cali merlot, Smell: blackberry and clove, Taste: smooth dark fruit, leather, big tannins, Look: dark crimson — 5 years ago
The label is barely there, but i bought in the James Halliday's collection auction as a Wood Matured Black label 1979.
At this stage I opened a few of these old semillon and I am honestly loving them even though i realise that not everyone would.
Once they get to room temperature the magic happens.
This is complex and fairly fresh, not gone at all.
I smell almond, bruised apples, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, lanolin, coriander. Autumn forest floor and boiled chestnuts. Nougat and marzipan. Peppermint.
It's very long. It's an experience. It talks its own language. I don't think there is anything like it anywhere else. 41yo, nearly my age, but much more interesting than me. — 7 months ago
Lovely sparkling. Goes down easily — 4 years ago