Wine Of The Week
Briar Ridge Dairy Hill Semillon, Hunter Valley 2015 $35
This is a textbook young semillon, with a pale colour and a pristine lemon and straw bouquet. The flavours are not too grassy but more lemon and lime, the finish bell-clear and lingering. With springwater-like mouth-feel, it has loads of energy and palate length. (11 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Best at between two and 19 years.
Food idea: Sushi and sashimi.
Stockists: Five Way Cellars (NSW); www.briarridge.com.au
Winery Rating: 94.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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