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2023 Charteris Pokolbin Selection Semillon

2023 Charteris Pokolbin Selection Semillon

There is a lot going on here, an amalgam of subtle Persian Lime, Lemon drops and pithy Grapefruit woven with white Lily florals, lemon blossom and the faintest hint of Jasmine. The background aromatics hold ethereal bath salt perfume, dusty mineral talc, and London Dry Martini with a twist of Lime, immense yet subtle aromatic depth and concentration.

The entry is pristine with saline purity over Lime and Yuzu powered by piquant, crystalline acidity, almost quartz powder like, with subtle fruit volume allowing the acidity to have expansiveness. Juicy and moreish with exceptional precision ensuring line and length. Persistence that will see 10 years at a minimum in the Cellar.

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Wine Specs
Harvest Date
6.8 g/L TA
3.02 pH
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Production Notes
Technical Info - Hand Picked on 10th February 2023 from the Ernest Hill Vineyard - 3.02 pH - 7.4 g/L TA - 11.5% Alc
Winemaker Notes
The 2023 vintage shows exceptional Semillon fruit expression across the entire Hunter Valley, depth and power are the hallmarks of these wines. The Pokolbin Selection designation is reserved for our best Single Vineyard parcel of each variety in a given vintage. In 2023, the cool, dry, slower ripening period allowed flavour to build more gently over a longer period resulting in very good depth of flavour at modest sugar levels with good retained acidity. A new vineyard for us to work with, the Semillon on the Ernest Hill Vineyard is 50 years old with an east facing hillside aspect and red cracking clay loam soils. While these soils can be a challenge for Semillon, the results however, speak for themselves. Perhaps just the right balance of moisture, heat, and evaporation to create a near perfect balance and harmony in these old vines. This wine reminds me of the great 2009 vintage Semillons when they were young.
Food Pairing Notes
Food – Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche for a couple of glasses or Singapore Chilli Crab for a couple of bottles with friends, failing either of those default to Crayfish tails on the Grill with a liberal dose of Aioli.

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