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Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon, Barossa Valley 2007 $32

This is simply a beautiful wine. Its low-alcohol, un-oaked, early-picked style does a good impersonation of a classic from the Hunter Valley. The colour is bright, medium-full yellow and it has a superbly aged, mellow bouquet of toasted bread, straw and lemon juice. It’s complex, mellow and layered on the palate with a dry but rich mouth-feel; soft and rounded and managing to build lots of flavours around a citrusy core. At six years, it is still delicate and refined, showing no sign of fattening up. A great wine, with or without food. Best now to five years. 11.5 per cent alcohol. 96/100

Food: Outstanding with most fish and shellfish dishes, especially delicately smoked salmon, gravlax, grilled scallops, sashimi and sushi.

Ranked #1 of 8 2007 Sémillon tasted from Barossa Valley

Winery Rating: 91.6
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