FIELD OF MARS - Single Vineyard Range
Field of Mars Block 2 Semillon 2019
Variety: 100% Semillon
Region: Pokolbin, Hunter Valley
Vineyard: Keith Tulloch Field of Mars Vineyard
Vine age: Vines planted in 1968
Soil: Fine, sandy alluvial
Block 2 was established in 1968 on fine, sandy soils on the flat behind the winery; these alluvial sands are known for creating the purest and finest expressions of Hunter Valley Semillon.
This wine shows focused varietal aromatics of meyer-lemon and lime, interwoven with finer botanical notes of lemongrass, lavender, and frangipanni.
The energetic and super-focussed palate delivers flavours of juicy lime and lemon sherbet of extraordinary length. Primary juiciness is balanced with elegant acidity from these pure sandy soils, delivering the crucial elements of satin-soft fruit texture and vibrant fruit lift. Fine herb-like hints of juniper, talc, and chalk dust give that swallowtail of beautiful minerality, inextricably and naturally linked to the fruit.
A diamond with fine flavour intensity, great potential for long term cellaring or young fresh drinking.
Drink: Now – 2040
Limited edition - Only 162 dozen made
94 points Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion