2023 Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon
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2023 Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon

Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2024-2032)
ABV: 11%
Closure: Stelvin

Brilliant water like colour with highlights of green around the outskirts. Pronounced lime zest, lemon grass, Granny Smith apple and wet slate notes are trailed by fresh herbs and an oyster shell like minerality. Zippy lime, lemon, green apple and wet slate flavours are framed by steely acidity. Taut and precisely focused in its feel, it finishes dry, crisp and zesty with an electric saline like minerality lingering through the aftertaste.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 11%

Other Reviews…..
This take no time, maybe a nano-second, to reveal its varietal personality. That scent: green apple, chamomile, lime, lime zest. It’s lean, clean and pure. That palate: dusty, lime zest spark, gooseberry, lemongrass with a touch of saline-rockpool. It’s a force-full presence, vibrant and tight in brisk acidity. This is so Hunter Valley Semillon. The fact that it is picked early with 11% alc. informs the drinker that this Semillon is in the classic Hunter style, one that is intended for some serious bottle ageing. And while it might have age on its mind, it does deliver right now. Sourced from old vines according to the label – just how old is not said – it does bring that heady mix of purity of quality fruit with no oak injection, combined with a fine-ness of Semillon expression that is quite unique to the Hunter and Australia. Drink 2023-2030.
95 Points
Jeni Port – WinePilot.com