Barossa Boy Risk it for the Biscuit Semillon 2022


One of Trent Burge’s (aka the Barossa Boy’s) favourite sayings is ‘Risk it for the biscuit’. This time the risk was a parcel of Barossa Valley Semillon, a variety not often celebrated or indeed, particularly well known. It paid off, showing delicate aromas of lemon blossoms, lime zest and orchard fruits – ripe, juicy apples and pears. There’s a crispy, crunchy freshness on the palate with a lovely texture akin to silky pear flesh and grapefruit pith. It may be the power of suggestion, but flavours of lemon tart (with lovely biscuity pastry) delight alongside Pink Lady apples and white strawberry. The plush fruit is supported by a fine, precise acidity. Drink with a platter of sashimi and bright, pickled vegetables.