Teusner 'Gabrielle' Old Vine Semillon 2012 (Barossa Valley, South Australia) "...honeysuckle, candied lemon, lemongrass..."
In my view, time has proven Semillon to be the only white variety grown in the Barossa Valley capable of producing a world class wine. And whilst many times over the years other eminently more popular varieties have been planted in the dry Barossa Valley soils, none have produced a wine of excellence, and none have endured. The piles of freshly ripped Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay vines that litter the Barossa Valley landscape today are glaring testament.
"Barossa semillon is among Australia's unsung heroes. It is a consistently delicious drink, sharing the melody of citrus, lanolin and, with age, the marmalade notes of its Hunter brethren. Barossa's chord is richer, more textural and a bit waxy. And so this is. A brilliant yellow with green edges. While picked on the fresher side (10.5%), age has filled it out across a midriff licked with verdant herb, while the acidity continues to tow it long. Very." - 95 Points, James Halliday