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Semillon 11

2013 Coombe Rise Semillon

3 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(3 customer reviews)


Bronze Semillon 2012

SKU: 296

Peter and Kay Barnes’ Coombe Rise vineyard is situated on the outskirts of Pokolbin, bordered on one side by the Pokolbin Creek. Planted on sandy loam soils in the early ‘70s, the vines are cane pruned and have naturally low vigour, resulting in crops of around 3 tonnes per acre.

Mild temperatures indicated an outstanding vintage, but 2012 will go down in history as one of the most challenging vintages in modern history. A cool summer followed by set in rain resulted in early  hand-picking and bunch sorting.

The colour is bright straw, the aroma is an intense, fresh lemon lime fruit and slight green apple notes. Palate has light and delicate citrus flavours and a hint of freshly cut grass with a slight spritz. Best to drink while young and fresh or cellar for up to 5 years.

Tasting Notes: 2012 Hunter Valley Semillon

  1. :

    The style of this 2012 Semillon is built for the long haul. Almost painfully backward, with reserved, bath salt aromatics and an acid driven, grapefruit juice and Dispirin palate. It’s a little sour and grapefruity to be all that drinkable for now, but the grip and long acidity marks this as a promising wine for the future.

    Drink: 2016-2025+
    Score: 17/20 90/100
    Auswine Review

  2. :

    James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014
    Rating: 90 Points
    Ben Edwards

  3. 3 out of 5


    Beautiful poised wine in the regional style with citrus, straw and lanolin. The fruit is well ripened in the just citrusy vein with very fine long acid supporting the fruit and very good length. It’s a subtle, concentrated and very well executed wine.

    Drink: now – 2035
    Rating: 94 Points
    Rob Geddes MW

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