Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pepper Tree 2009 Limited Release Semillon

Winemaker Jim Chatto is doing some very good things at Pepper Tree in the Hunter Valley and this is exhibit (a). It's a crisp and zingy wine, with lively citrus flavours on the palate, a hint of spice and plenty of length and definition. It went down very well with a kung pao chicken dish and it remains a mystery to me why these vibrant, youthful Hunter semillons aren't all the rage over summer. They should be. $22.

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