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  • A modern style of Hunter valley Semillon
  • Abundant in flavours while still delivering a wine that is poised and long
  • A wonderful Hunter Valley Semillon.

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Fragrant, lifted and minerally with lemongrass, lemon zest and fresh hay.
Palate Light, dry and intense with lemony fruit depth and mouth-watering acidity providing structure and persistence. Although youthful, it’s delicious now, but will blossom after a few years in the cellar.
Food Pairing Shellfish, Crab and Lobster
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes We sourced our Estate range Semillon fruit from two parcels off clay-loam soils in Pokolbin. The more clay the vines grow in the more generous and flavoursome the resultant fruit. We intentionally pick these vineyards for our Estate Range to deliver a more modern and approachable style of Hunter Valley Semillon, while still being unmistakably classic Semillon. - Liz Silkman
Variety Semillon
Body Light Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Hunter Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 11.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Silkman Wines
Silkman Wines is a boutique producer, owned and operated by local winemaking couple Shaun and Liz Silkman - the duo have been producing award winning wines for nearly a decade in the Hunter Valley.

A recent player in the area they marked their first vintage in 2013, since then they have received numerous awards. Their most notable praise being in the 2016 James Halliday Wine Companion where they were awarded 5 Stars as well as being named among the 10 Best New Wineries in Australia - quite an achievement for a new winery.

Drawing on years of Hunter Valley winemaking experience Silkman Wines deliver a range of wines that showcase the unique characteristics of both the Hunter Valley and individual vineyards.
Hunter Valley
Internationally, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s two most well known wine regions, alongside Barossa Valley in South Australia. Located about a two hour drive north of Sydney, the region is very popular for weekend escapes from the city of Sydney.

Hunter Valley’s climate includes regular droughts or floods, seemingly less than desirable conditions to grow grapes, with the hot, humid summers and cool winters. Nevertheless, the region has been under cultivation since the 1800’s and is responsible for putting Australian wine, in particular Semillon and to a lesser extent Shiraz, on the world wine map. Winemaking pioneers such as Bruce Tyrrell and Len Evans helped the region gain worldwide recognition.

The famous Hunter valley Semillon was for many years known as ‘Hunter Valley Riesling’ and is never matured in oak. It is however one of the most ageworthy whites in the country with bottles showing an inordinate ability to age gracefully. Bottle-aged Semillons will often exhibit burnt toast and honey characteristics, slight nutty notes and supremely complex flavours on the palate. This palate complexity is coupled with soft acidity and the finish can be very long indeed.


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