Semillon’s traditional home is in Bordeaux, where it is nearly always blended with Sauvignon Blanc. This style is emulated with great success in Western Australia. Australia, uniquely, also produces high quality wine solely from Semillon. Hunter Valley Semillon, with its crisp citrus flavours and its exceptional ability to develop with age, is one of Australia’s great contributions to the world of wine.
A classic dry white in all aspects. Fresh, lively citrus aromas are reflected on the palate with lemon, lime and fresh cut grass balanced out by clean, refreshing acidity.
Item Code: ITM4064
Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit follow onto the palate. Natural, bright acidity provides balance and structure before ending with a crisp, dry finish.
Item Code: ITM4741
Pale straw in colour with a luminous green hue, this is a contemporary style with aromas of stone fruits, citrus and peach blossom. The palate is soft and balanced with white peach, passionfruit and citrus characters.
Item Code: ITM2933
Aromas of passionfruit, guava and lime are matched by intense citrus and gentle notes of freshly cut grass. A refreshing and persistent backbone of acidity creates a lengthy and flavoursome finish.
Item Code: ITM4061
"This is always a wonderful expressive value-for-money blended white. It's so punchy with passionfruit and tropical notes with a decent splash of citrus. Tangy and lively in the mouth." Ray Jordan
Item Code: ITM6049
This is a delightfully vibrant and fruit expressive style with the floral and citrus notes of Semillon and the tropical nuances of Sauvignon Blanc, without any oak intervention. The result is a harmonious, crisp and lively wine with all the hallmarks of this marvellous blend, made famous originally in the Bordeaux district of France.
Item Code: ITM1428
Floral aromas on the nose and soft lemon citrus flavours are the hallmark of this classic Hunter Semillon. A light, fresh structure and a cleansing finish make this wine a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling. An ideal partner for fresh seafood.
Item Code: ITM1370
Hand-picked and single-vineyard. Pristine natural acidity and fresh citrus characters are testament to glowing conditions leading up to the 2016 vintage. There’s a hint of tropical fruit that will continue to intensify with age. No use oak in this wine has encouraged true varietal definition.
Item Code: ITM4133
A premium blend of Semillon, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Verdelho. Moreish in style and not overly complicated, this wine is light, bright and floral with a soft and rich palate full of citrus fruit. The perfect balance of sophistication and approachability.
Item Code: ITM2358
The 2014 vintage yielded stunning fruit, which was carefully hand-picked to preserve its integrity. Aromas of lime leaves, lemon flowers and hints of classic herbaceous notes lead on to a silky citrus acidity on the palate.
Item Code: ITM2245
This blend comprises 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc. A sophisticated style, made only from the free-run juice. Complex aromas of snow pea and freshly cut grass flow onto a soft, creamy palate where citrus fruit flavours combine with spicy undertones. A touch of vanilla from time spent in French oak adds structure and balance, and leads into a seamless finish. A beautifully integrated wine.
Item Code: ITM3144
Pale green in colour with lifted floral and citrus aromas. On the
palate, sweet pear and crunchy apple flavours are balanced by limey
acidity creating a refreshing off-dry finish.
Item Code: ITM5031
A classic young Hunter Semillon showing an excellent balance of lemon/lemongrass flavours and structural acidity. The wine is drinking beautifully now but will certainly develop further complexity with time in the cellar. Expect it to begin to develop rich, toasty characters after five or so years.
Item Code: ITM5919
A classic Hunter Valley Semillon. A delicate blossom balances the lime zest on the nose. The palate is rich and powerful with lush fruit flavours and a zesty minerality that results in a moreish wine, that you will want to drink time and time again.
Item Code: ITM5948
A fine example of Margaret River’s favourite white wine, this blend combines the complexity of barrel-fermented Semillon with the freshness and bright fruit aromas of Sauvignon Blanc. Elegant and wonderfully balanced, this wine is the result of sustainable viticulture, innovative winemaking and meticulous attention to detail.
Item Code: ITM4670
Released five years after cellaring, this Semillon is showing lemongrass aromas with some complex waxy, honeyed notes. The palate is dry with gorgeous natural acidity and a zesty finish.
Item Code: ITM5989
“A touch of smokiness and sulphur, lime and lemongrass, almost water-coloured, such is the subtlety, with pure minerally acidity, a light chalky texture, long clean length, with a dusting of spice in both texture and flavour to close. Beautiful. Finesse and precision.” Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM6358
Sourced from Major Lane Vineyard, which has consistently some of the Hunters most outstanding Semillons, and this wine is no different. Subtle aromatics of citrus and floral notes. The palate displays an amazing structure made up of a refreshing line of acidity leading to a finish of great length and flavour.
Item Code: ITM6256
Young and sophisticated, this wine boasts great intensity. There are layers of flavours; lemon and lime are complemented by notes of ripe quince and apricot on the palate. A good line of acidity holds the wine together, contributing balance, freshness and a long lasting finish.
Item Code: ITM4941
“Honey and straw come into the fray, with the explosive lemon zest on the nose deepening into a richer lemon curd – pure hedonism. The palate is a remarkable disconnect. With honey still prominent, a searing acid line, unphased by age, remains in all its mouth-puckering glory. Absolutely singing now, but its future is in the cellar.” Winemaker Andrew Margan
Item Code: ITM4822
"Elevated, grassy aromatics introduce an intensely textured and flavoured palate. This is where holding wines back from release is keenly in the drinker's favour. Lemon pith, wax, hay and lemongrass flavours do everything possible to both charm and impress." James Halliday
Item Code: ITM6855
Hailing from the original 1946 Lovedale vineyard, planted by the late Maurice O’Shea himself. With time on its side, it comes ready with citrus, restraint and complexity that will continue to develop over time. A great wine with the classic citrus and lively acidity for which the Hunter is renowned.
Item Code: ITM5405
From one of Australia’s pre-eminent wineries
comes this delectable and iconic Semillon.
Hand-picked from dry-grown vines up to
93-years-old, this Semillon was fermented in
stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and later
spent a short time on lees for complexity.
The palate is tightly structured with
considerable length and an amazing breadth
of citrus characters. There is a hint of toasty
complexity which will continue to develop with
"From two dry-grown blocks with an average age of 60 years. Five years have passed since the wine was made, but it’s oh so young and fresh, with years of life in front of it; its balance and length are faultless, so its future is gold-plated." James Halliday
Item Code: ITM1721
Item Code: ITM4834