Gundog Estate The Chase Semillon 2023


This is, if you will excuse the suggestion, the big dog from the Gundog range. The grapes come from old vines from the Brycefield vineyard and the Tinkler’s School Block vineyard in Pokolbin. A cool fermentation followed by racking and then a couple of months maturation in tank. A dry style with just 11% alcohol, expect this to be a long ager. Pale straw in colour, the nose offers citrus and spices. Clean and fresh, there is balance and length here, with the intensity maintained throughout. Grapefruit notes emerge as well plus a tiny hint of lanolin. Very young at the moment, but certainly approachable. Thanks to good acidity and a lingering finish, feel free to enjoy any time over the next six to ten years.