Smooth semillon

Mount Horrocks Semillon 2017, Clare Valley, AUD $34

This has a light yellow hue and a lightly toasted cashew nut bouquet. It’s a barrel-fermented style but is not oaky. It’s full-flavoured but not at all heavy, the texture seamlessly smooth, harmonious and the finish refreshing. A beautifully turned-out wine. (screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: drink now to six years

Food: Chicken braised with truffles

Stockists: Mount Horrocks Wines cellar door; Jim’s Cellars, Waitara and Woollahra – NSW (AU); Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington (NZ distributors)

Ranked: #9 of 44 2017 Sémillon from Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

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