With all the wines we offer having passed an extremely tough Tasting Panel, it’s never a surprise to see them recognised by Australia’s premier critic. But it’s always nice nonetheless. Each of these featured drops has earned a minimum of 90 points from James Halliday.
A classic Hunter Valley Semillon crafted by an iconic producer. Lifted floral and citrus aromatics follow onto a generous palate loaded with citrus flavours and backed by good acidity. An excellent wine for Semillon lovers.
Item Code: ITM7677
“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
"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
"As if by alchemy, with age semillon slips into a toasty, butter brioche, lime-marmalade and waxy realm without its acidity wavering. This certainly has freshness and plenty of years ahead of it, but that magical 5-years-before-release-date includes all the other complex stuff." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21122
"Clean, lemon, lime, light honeyed tones – subdued – and then? A powerhouse palate presenting juicy, almost sweet, citrus fruit that fills the mouth – remarkable presence for such a light wine. Subtle powdery texture and pure acidity. Length to burn. A classic Vat 1." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15550
Semillon of the year 2017 Wine Companion
"Hand-picked, crushed, the juice drained quickly from the skins, cultured yeast, slow ferment, early bottled, seven trophies. Won its first trophy in Melbourne in '12, the next six in Queensland in '14 and '15. In other words, its only now hitting its straps, and doing so in brilliant fashion, initially delicately delicious, literally taking off on the back-palate and aftertaste. Worth every cent of the price. Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15438