Henschke Louis Semillon

Semillon is of course the domain of the Hunter Valley. But the Barossa has its fair share. In fact, Peter Lehmann’s Semillon is the highest volume Semillon in Australia. Today I am drinking the 2009 Henschke Louis Semillon from the Eden Valley. This is not a well known wine, as it gets lost in the large stable of Henschke wines.

After six years (under screw cap), the colour of this wine is still quite pale. On the palate the citrus and lime flavours are not as pronounced as from Hunter wines. The wine has mellowed a little and the shape is a little broader than a good Hunter would be. The wine is well balanced between the fruit components and the refreshing acidity.

Score: 89/++
Thomas Girgensohn’s Australian Wine Reviews – and Beyond

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