De Iuliis Semillon 2017
De Iuliis is considered one of the Hunter’s top producers, with James Halliday’s Australian Companion to Wine rating the winery 5 stars every year since 2010. Mike was awarded 2015 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year and 2016 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year.
This is fresh, lemony and zesty, but has quite a juicy mid-palate with beeswax and nutty notes. A great drink now wine, but I’m still going to keep a couple.
"Mike De Iuliis is a lovely fellow, not that it matters so much, but it’s nice to drink wines not made by bastards. This is textbook, kind of juicy, easy to drink now Hunter Semillon. Almost a ginger thing happening, along with ripe lemon and appropriate flinty bits to keep it in check. The finish is showing a touch of toast and honey already.” 91 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.