Di Lusso Estate Appassimento, Mudgee 2010 AUD$65 (375ml)
This unusual ‘meditation wine’ is modelled on Italian Vin Santo. Imagine an unfortified amontillado sherry and you’ll be close. With a full amber colour, it displays complex wood-matured characters including malt, toffee and rancio. Sweet in the mouth but not luscious, with a cleansing, drying finish, pleasant savouriness and long aftertaste. (Diam cork; 7.1 per cent alcohol)
Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Best within two or three years.
Food idea: Nuts and dried fruits.
Ranked #5 of 48 2010 Sémillon tasted from New South Wales
Price Benchmark: $46.50 Avg 94pt 2010 Sémillon tasted from Australia