Oakvale Ablington Vineyard Semillon 2014

Here's a wine review from the 2014 vintage.  How quickly time passes is a source of mild alarm on my part.  It is not always apparent that the journey of life is in fact a journey.  This Hunter Valley semillon release has aromatics that remind of grass and herbs and is almost sauvignon blanc like.  The palate is dry, with a light petillance and flavours reminding of lemon and grass.  The body is towards light, and there's a medium length finish.  Very high acidity frames this wine, and it needs something oily to cut through to achieve balance in its raw youth.    

Rating: Good, Price: $30, Abv: 10.5%, Source: sample, Vendors: www.wine-searcher.com, Website: http://www.oakvalewines.com.au, Tasted: 2014
Hunter Valley
August 17, 2014

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