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Wednesday 23 March 2011

De Iuliis Aged Release Semillon 2002

First up, bottle image: 'borrowed' from Tim Cohen over at 'Cooked & Bottled in Brunswick' - I hope he doesn't mind :)

I'm just starting to appreciate the charms of good aged Hunter Semillon.  I picked this up retail for $20, I was trying to help Patrick Haddock - who was in the Hunter - promote twitter by engaging with Hunter winemakers.  This was the result.

Winemaker guidance is drink until 2012 and I could see that it was peaking in terms of its development.  A beautiful golden straw colour in the glass, presenting subtle honey and toasty notes on the nose.  The palate showed some petrol, but it was the citrus burst of lemon that shone.  It had no real length to speak of, though the toasty notes did linger and fade to a pleasant conclusion.

To see where this wine was at two years ago, pop on over to Jeremy Pringle's Wine Will Eat Itself site.

Source: Retail, Cru Bar
Price: $20
Alcohol: 11%
Closure: Cork

[Edit: This post was edited on 29/03/2011 to correct my spelling of the winery name]


  1. Good idea to link other bloggers in a post

  2. Hi Jesse

    Thanks for swinging past and commenting. I try to where possible link to other reviews/ notes, particularly where experience levels differ greatly and also where the wine in question may have been loked at over different periods.

    Also helps spread the love!