Bimbadgen Estate Signature Semillon 2011

Bimbadgen’s signature semillon is Bimbadgen’s premium semillon offering, with a bottle able to double as a steel support.  The rain and poor conditions which blighted many of Australia’s regions in 2011 somehow seemed not to do the same in the Hunter Valley, and so I looked forward to this wine.

The 2011 semillon from Bimbadgen is bright, and a pale intensity lemon in colour.  It has medium intensity aromatics of lemon citrus, lemon pith, straw and some pears, and is youthful.  The palate is dry with medium(+) acid, quite a light body and medium intensity flavours of stones, minerals, and lemon citrus again.  I would have liked a bit more zip/edge on the palate to draw everything together and perhaps alleviate a certain plainness, but this is nonetheless a pleasant wine.  This wine, I think, is ready to drink from now, and is a balanced wine to drink over the next few years.  Acceptable to Good

Abv: 11%
Price: $40
Source: sample
Tasted: October 2012

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