Hungerford Hill Blackberry Vineyard Semillon 2013

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HHBS201310 UCAU
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  • 'An excellent Hunter semillon' - 95 Points Huon Hooke
  • 'Tight, precise, racy and lean...' - 94 Points Mike Bennie
  • 'complexity dabbed with lime marmalade' - 93 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Lemon
    • Orange Marmalade
    • White Flowers
  • Palate
    • Petrol
    • Stonefruit
    • White Pepper

Food Pairings

  • Asian
  • Fish
  • Shellfish

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Huon Hooke

    95
    "Bright, light-yellow colour, restrained for its seven years, as is the bouquet which is restrained and youthful and shows intense lemon curd aromas, with candlewax and boiled lemon lolly flavours. It's dry and firm, but easygoing enough to enjoy now. The acidity is very refreshing, but it must have been austere in its youth. An excellent Hunter semillon, now in its early middle-age and drinking superbly"
  • Mike Bennie

    94
    "Blackberry Vineyard has a romantic name which aptly suits this classic Hunter Semillon styling. Tight, precise, racy and lean, a whisper of mineral charcater shot through lemon juice and the faintest leafy herbal character. Pretty, delicate, pure and very focused, this is brilliant textbook stuff from a revitalised producer."
  • Jane Faulkner

    93
    "Still youthful with its acid line but with some buttered toast complexity dabbed with lime marmalade. Quite parching on the finish but a lot to like in-between."

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

New South Wales

Home to 14 official wine regions, New South Wales offers a diverse and wide-ranging expanse to produce wines that appeal to every palate.

From Australia’s oldest continuous wine region – the famous Hunter Valley – to exciting new cool climate regions such as Orange, the Southern Highlands and Tumbarumba, these regions can be found to produce some of the best Australian Wine around. Recognised as the second-largest wine-producing state in Australia, New South Wales is also the most populous state with its wine consumption far outpacing the region's wine production. Although the Hunter Valley region is well known, the majority of wineries are located along the Murray and Darling Rivers (in the south-east of the state) which supplies water for many of the region's wineries.

Other regions within New South Wales include the Canberra District, Cowra, Gundagai, Hastings River, Hilltops, Mudgee, New England, Perricoota, Riverina and the Shoalhaven Coast.

Hunter Valley

Internationally, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s two most well known wine regions, alongside Barossa Valley in South Australia. Located about a two hour drive north of Sydney, the region is very popular for weekend escapes from the city of Sydney.

Hunter Valley’s climate includes regular droughts or floods, seemingly less than desirable conditions to grow grapes, with the hot, humid summers and cool winters. Nevertheless, the region has been under cultivation since the 1800’s and is responsible for putting Australian wine, in particular Semillon and to a lesser extent Shiraz, on the world wine map. Winemaking pioneers such as Bruce Tyrrell and Len Evans helped the region gain worldwide recognition.

The famous Hunter valley Semillon was for many years known as ‘Hunter Valley Riesling’ and is never matured in oak. It is however one of the most ageworthy whites in the country with bottles showing an inordinate ability to age gracefully. Bottle-aged Semillons will often exhibit burnt toast and honey characteristics, slight nutty notes and supremely complex flavours on the palate. This palate complexity is coupled with soft acidity and the finish can be very long indeed.

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About the brand Hungerford Hill

Established in 1967, Hungerford Hill is a boutique estate in the Hunter Valley. Australia’s oldest wine region. Hungerford Hill has a proud reputation for producing distinguished wines and providing a memorable cellar door experience. Guided by accomplished Winemaker Bryan Currie, Hungerford Hill’s able team produce authentic wines, packed with character and interest, with a focus on New South Wales’ cool climate regions.

In early December 2016 Sam Arnaout purchased Hungerford Hill and will continue the focus on the NSW regions of the Hunter Valley, Hilltops and Tumbarumba. Sam’s vision for Hungerford Hill is to have a much greater focus on the Hunter Valley. To further this goal in 2016 he purchased the renowned Sweetwater vineyard and property near Belford, and the former Wyndham Estate property including the vineyard and winery buildings at Dalwood. The historic Dalwood house is located on the property and is owned by the National Trust.

Hungerford Hill’s winery is a landmark of the Hunter Valley region, with its unique barrel-shaped tasting room and underground working cellar. The much-acclaimed Muse Restaurant offers some of the finest food in the Valley amidst spectacular views across the vineyards to the Brokenback Ranges.

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