Tasting Note: Audrey Wilkinson 2005 Semillon Reserve

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1. Introduction:
Set in a beautiful location Audrey Wilkinson is one of the most historic wineries in Australia´s Hunter Valley.
The wines are mostly made from estate-grown fruit.
Their 2005 Semillon Museum Release we taste today is a 100% varietal wine and a true Hunter Valley classic.
It is one of the best examples of this varietal from this specific area in line with Tyrrell´s VAT 1, Andrew Thomas` Braemore and Brokenwood´s ILR Reserve.
Perfect fruit from an exceptional vintage, which was sourced from vineyards that combine sandy loam and red clay soils. Maturation took place in stainless steel vats.

2. Appearance:
Green to straw- yellow.

3. Nose:
Fresh Citrus, Lime with some pineapple. Hints of Honey with Floral notes.
Traces of Sulfur.

4. Taste:
A lot of fresh Fruits, like Lemon, Lime, some Grapefruit and Honeydew Melon. Beautiful acidity. Finishes medium-long with Toasty and Honey characters.

5. Opinion:
A typical and great Hunter Valley Semillon. Still very fresh and young!
The screwcap closure is definitely slowing the aging process.
This wine still has many years down the road.
A very distinct and different wine, which has just started to develop the Hunter Valley Semillon typical characters of Honey, Pineapple and Toast. Nice!