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Friday, September 27, 2013

Gartelmann Benjamin Semillon 2013


Gartelmann is a small producer situated in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley.  The winery has produced a very good Hunter Valley semillon here from the 2013 vintage.  Semillon, or more particularly the unique early picked Hunter Valley version of it, has piqued my interest of recent times, and this particular wine is a reasonably classical expression of the style.  There are aromatics of lime, lemon, hay and sea salt.  The palate shows youthful spritz, medium-high acidity, and some depth of flavour with a medium length and fresh expression of lemons.  Overall, this wine is a good quality rendition of Hunter Valley semillion due to its balance and flavour, coupled with good length.   It probably could be drunk over the next 10 years.  Good

Abv: 11.2%
Price: $25
Source: sample
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.gartelmann.com.au
Tasted: 2013
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