Château Tanunda 100 Year Old Vines Semillon 2023


It is far from uncommon to enjoy red wines from South Australia that come from vines more than a century in age. It is much less common to see whites of that great age. There are 2,700 bottles of this venerable old Semillon from the Barossa. The wine spent seven months in older French oak puncheons after barrel fermentation. A lovely gleaming pale lemon hue. The nose offers notes of lemon curd, vanilla and spices, hints of grapefruit pith. This is bright and intense with good energy. A supple texture, with a fine line of citrussy acidity. Decent length here and a clean finish. This is, unsurprisingly, very different to Hunter Semillons and still has another good ten years ahead.