Oakvale L'Oeuf Semillon 2012

This semillon from the Hunter Valley was hand-picked and fermented using ambient yeasts and matured in concrete eggs for 12 months, and was bottled without fining of filtration.  The word "eggs" is not a typo.  The result wasn't to my taste.  A bright pale intensity in lemon in colour, it has clean and muted aromatics of grapefruit, lemon and biscuit crumbs.  No issues there.  The palate though is where my problems lay - it's unexpectedly bland and flat tasting, with a very light body (only 8.2% abv), a little spritz, very short length, and a water like texture.  The wine may appeal to the more experimental among us, but it lacked basic enjoyment for mine and I could not recommend it.  Poor

Abv: 8.2%
Price: $40
Source: sample
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Website: http://www.oakvalewines.com.au
Tasted: 2013
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Hunter Valley
July 13, 2013

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