Wills Domain Eightfold Semillon 2022
The danger for West Aussie Semillon is that it can drift off into leaner styles without providing the requisite flavour we might desire. No fear of that here. A pale yellow hue, the aromas are of spices, pears, citrus and more. A refined style with elegance, and slightly lean perhaps, but there is balance and flavour to ensure that this style works here. Also a touch of complexity, which we might attribute to some oak influence and or barrel fermentation. With good focus of taut and poised fruit, this is fresh on the palate, with a lovely line of acidity to carry the wine the full journey. Seamless and with excellent length, this might be delicious now, but it is likely to provide plenty of pleasure over the next six to ten years. A perfect seafood wine.