2018 Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon

2018 Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon

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'Light, bright yellow hue with a fresh, clean lemon and straw aroma...with piercing, penerating flavour. It has that deceptive lightness of fine dry Hunter semillon, but doesn't lack concentration.' 
95 points - Huon Hooke

Expert Reviews

James Halliday's Top 100 Wines 2019 - Best of the Rest List - White Wines over $25 96 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

Light, bright yellow hue with a fresh, clean lemon and straw aroma, while the palate is delicate and restrained, light and subtle, with piercing, penerating flavour. It has that deceptive lightness of fine dry Hunter semillon, but doesn't lack concentration. It's delicate, refined and long, with excellent line. (From old vines on the Howard family's Somerset vineyard) 11/10/2018 95 points - Huon Hooke

Fragrant apple, lime and a hit of cucumber; focused and penetrative apple, lemon and limey fruit; long and pithy, dry and racy' 95 points - Jeremy Oliver

Tech stuff

10.0
Hunter Valley
2018
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2025
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Aromas of lemon rind, with a waxy, lanolin note, underpinned by wet slate minerality and attractive kaffir and grassy hints. The palate has a lovely weight and viscosity with loads of lime and grapefruit with a grassy, herbal character, and a stony mineral note underneath. It's crisp and fresh with a taut acidity and linear focus through to the finish. Fresh and appealing.

How was it made?

In 2015 we made the decision to change the name of the Poacher’s Semillon to “The Chase.” Given the live-wire nature of the wine, and our enduring chase for quality, we thought this name better reflected the style. 

The Chase Semillon is all about quality. This is a flagship wine that is designed to showcase the quality of the variety, and source vineyards. The foundation of the 2018 blend are wines produced from blocks of old vine Semillon grown on lighter soils in the Somerset vineyard. These sites delivered beautifully balanced grapes, with fantastic purity of flavour. In the winery, double juice settling and racking was followed by cool fermentation. After four months on light lees, the wines were blended and gently fined prior to bottling. 

True to the pedigree of the region, source vineyards, and variety, this is a wine that will age gracefully in the bottle over the next 10 to 15 years.

Who made it?

A boutique producer of premium Semillon and Shiraz, Gundog Estate engages passionate growers who deliver the highest quality fruit year on year. In the winery, the winemaking team, lead by award-winning winemaker Matt Burton, employ a thoughtful combination of new and old world practices to deliver high quality, innovative wines which balance fruit flavour and complexity whilst telling a story of the season and region. Matt firmly believes that all wine should offer drinking appeal from day one, but also have the potential to age gracefully and the Marksman’s Shiraz is the perfect illustration of this philosophy. The grapes for the Marksman’s Shiraz come from vineyards situated in Murrumbateman and the combination of the region’s loamy clay, pre-Cambrian era soils and classic continental climate of low rainfall, freezing winters and a wide temperature range during the growing months, ensure that the fruit grown is consistently of the highest quality.

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