2014 Hunter Valley Museum Semillon
Variety: 100% Semillon
Region: Hunter Valley
Vine Age: Planted in 1968
Vineyard : Keith Tulloch Estate
Colour is bright green straw with subtle flecks of fresh opalescent yellow, almost unchanged from when it was put to glass.
Aromas are vibrant too : lemon and lime are the central focus, with enticing hints of fresh-cut yellow apple.
Flavours are just as compelling: ripe lime and juicy Meyer-lemon mix equally, with delicious light-satin finesse and vivid citrus detail.
Yellow apple-like characters chime in across the mid-palate, with riper honeyed-fruit roundness and crunchy freshness.
The structure is terrifically tense and energetic, with a fine brightness of acidity unifying and elevating all flavours into a crisp, tangy, slightly pithy finish.
At 7 years of age this Museum Semillon displays superb primary fruits, a natural brightness, inherent strength and elemental purity, a classic example of Hunter Semillon timelessness.
It’s delicious drinking now, but what you see now will only get better. Another 3 or 4 years in the cellar would be perfect.
Drink: Now to 2029.
Food Match: Fresh oysters, and prawns.