Wine Of The Week
Cockfighter’s Ghost Reserve Semillon, Hunter Valley 2014 $28
The colour is very light, bright yellow and it smells deliciously lemony, waxy, ‘Sunlight soap’ scented: a classic Hunter. In the mouth it’s lemony, intense and soft, with an uncanny balance between delicacy and flavour generosity, softness and crispness. Beautifully designed for early drinking, but will also age well. (11.9 per cent alcohol.) Score 95 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing? Now to 14 years.
Food idea: Oysters with lemon-juice.
Ranked #2 of 24 2014 Sémillon tasted from Lower Hunter
Price Benchmark: $33.75 Avg 95pt 2014 Sémillon tasted from Australia
Winery Rating: 93.5 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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