Kilikanoon Pearce Road Barrel Fermented Semillon, Clare Valley, Australia, 2016
100% Semillon, barrel fermented and matured for six months in new and one year old French oak barrels.
This full bodied dry white wines has a very pale straw in colour with brilliant clarity and youthful green tints. With lifted floral notes and intense lemony flavours with hints of cut grass and oak spices on the nose. And on the palate the delicate flavours of lemon curd, French oak creaminess and zesty natural acidity are classic features of the wines lingering finish. Fresh and lively in its youth but possessing serious ageing potential with careful cellaring.
Rich, aged semillions, such as Pearce Road would best suit heavier seafood dishes, such as Lobster or prawns in garlic butter.
92 Points, Special Value James Halliday Wine Companion