De Iuliis Semillon 2018
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.
"This De Iuliis 2018 Semillon is proof of the quality of the 2018 Hunter vintage. It is green-tinted straw in the glass and has scents of ginger blossoms. Crisp, youthful lemony flavour shows on the front palate, green apple, sherbet and mineral characters chime in on the middle palate and steely acid refreshes at the finish. Drink with: salt and pepper squid. Ageing: nine years." Rating: 4.5 stars (out of 5), John Lewis, The Newcastle Herald.