First Creek Semillon, Hunter Valley 2015 AUD $25
The colour is very light yellow; the bouquet superbly clean, fresh and lemony, with a trace of ‘Sunlight soap’. Delicate, refined and subtle on the tongue, with a refreshing dry but not austere finish. A classic young Hunter semillon. (10.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap)
Score: 91 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Up to eight years.
Food: Freshly shucked oysters.
Stockists: Vintage Blue (NSW); Prince Wine Store, South Melbourne (Vic.)
Ranked #13 of 23 2015 Sémillon tasted from Lower Hunter
Price Benchmark: AUD $23.40 Avg 91pt 2015 Sémillon tasted from Australia