Teusner Gabrielle semillon
Halliday Wine Companion 2020 – 95 points
“Barossa semillon is among Australia’s unsung heroes. It is a consistently delicious drink, sharing the melody of citrus, lanolin and, with age, the marmalade notes of its Hunter brethren. Barossa’s chord is richer, more textural and a bit waxy. And so this is. A brilliant yellow with green edges. While picked on the fresher side (10.5%), age has filled it out across a midriff licked with verdant herb, while the acidity continues to tow it long. Very.”
Released as a seven year old, the 2012 is still showing plenty of youthful lemon curd, lime juice and fresh cut straw on the nose, intermingled with fresh butter and biscuit like aromatics. Bright, fresh citrus characters dominate the palate, with the textural components providing the structure for the palate as the wine ages and mineral like acidity giving it length and a crisp finish.
Kym Teusner, Wine Maker
The Barossa Valley can still lay claim to be home to the oldest plantings of Semillon in the world is thanks to the generations of Barossa grape growing families