Blessed with another fantastic Vintage in the Hunter, our 2018 Elliott Semillon exhibits effects climate may have in producing two very different wines from the same place.
We picked the fruit slightly riper in 2018 than 2017 and this shows on both the nose and palate. Aromas of lemongrass, sherbet and subtle tropical hints give truth to the riper vintage. While on the palate we see a more generous mouthfeel, a roundness to the finish but also with that tangy, citrus acidity we love about Semillon. Not going to age as long as the ’17 but much more approachable in its youth.
What is the match? White fish is perfect. A simple citrus pan-fried snapper with a fresh rocket and parmesan salad drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice will be fine.
Well, not surprising, the more we make it the better we get. The 2018 is the best example of Savagnin made to date. Aromatic and lively we have taken this old-world varietal and given it our new world twist.
Pale straw in colour and with a delightful nose of pot purri and toasted cashew nut this is fantastic to take in. The palate shows great length, tight acidity and with hints of sherbet and fresh cucumber, it is incredibly intriguing.
With these delightful characters and that mouth-watering acidity we recommend pairing this wine with a fresh and lively Salmon Gravlax. Serve with some thin slices of fresh, cold radish & white onion.
An icon of the Glandore stable and from a generous 2018 Vintage this will be a wine for now and tomorrow.
Showing a bright straw hue and a complex nose of fresh French oak, white peach, cinnamon, hints of delicate florals and tease of a bouquet garni. The palate now is compact and tight with fantastic length but as this wine ages you will see its generosity open up with richness and depth. A lemon butter zest and stone fruits drive the palate and linger on for a long time.
This complex wine needs maybe a complex food match. We suggest a Chicken Tagine with preserved lemon and olives