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.
Green to straw- yellow.
Fresh Citrus, Lime with some pineapple. Hints of Honey with Floral notes.
Traces of Sulfur.
A lot of fresh Fruits, like Lemon, Lime, some Grapefruit and Honeydew Melon. Beautiful acidity. Finishes medium-long with Toasty and Honey characters.
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!