"Approachable as a young wine yet is still built for a long life in the cellar. The palate is impeccably balanced with its fresh citrus characters and a crisp acid structure which leaves the wine with a clean finish."
"The Vat 1 Semillon comes from two of our best blocks of semillon which have light, sandy, well drained soils of alluvial sandy loam over limestone. Vines were planted on their own roots and dry grown. The oldest vines were planted in 1923. The grapes were hand picked. After a relatively cool fermentation, the wine spent minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled early to maintain its freshness. No oak fermentation or maturation. Bottled in early June, 2011. 11.5% alc."
"96 pts ... Vat 1 can always be relied upon to deliver a pure, focused and linear wine, year-in, year-out; as a young wine, there is just enough flesh for a little pleasure, with lemon sherbet, lime leaf and straw; the structure indicates a long future ahead, and real pleasure will come at least five years down the track. Certainly worth investing both time and money to watch it truly come together. Drink through 2035."
"93 pts ... The 2011 Vat 1 Semillon presents a citrus nose garlanded with lemon grass and lime leaves that is quite chalky and a little closed. In the mouth it is a classic Vat 1 – bone dry and light-bodied with rasping acidity, great citrus intensity and mineral character. It has a very long, elegant finish though needs time to evolve. Best 2016 - 2025."