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LOVELY STUFF: Shaw Vineyard Estate Reserve Semillon 2015. It can look greedy having two bottles and four glasses at a table for two, but what if the seafood comes after the pork?
Rated : 9.1/10
Lemon nose and soft to start, but has interesting edges on its journey. I wonder what it will turn out to be in five years, as the Canberra region is not noted for semillon production. A mean 90 points now but more to come. $35 is a high price but may be worth it if the wine is put down.
Graeme Shaw has some 11 acres (around 4.5ha) under Semillon, and interestingly that’s more Semillon than the whole of the Canberra District combined. “2015 was an absolute standout year,” Graeme says, “with good winter and spring rain and a reasonably dry summer. It’s what warranted the production of our first ‘Reserve’ Semillon, a range that’s designed to showcase the best fruit from our best vintages.”
With a bouquet of lime juice, kaffir lime and mineral tones, this is a delightful drop whose upfront fruit flavours of lime and lime leaf and a juicy plumpness, also have a nice slaty acidity. And whilst great buying at $35 for enjoyment today with seafood (shellfish in particular,) pork or veal it’s got all signs of a good 15 years ahead of it.
Medium to light yellow colour, showing some early development, and a herbal, slightly parsley-ish aroma, with grassy, salad leafy notes. Woolly lanolin as well. The palate is a touch broad. It's simple and tangy, refreshing and basic but well-made.
Great drinking – summery, vibrant, a wine for oysters and sitting on a towel on a beach. It’s lemony fresh to sniff on, shows whiffs of blossoms, a scent of lanolin. In the palate, all at ease, lemony, clean, light-on, but refreshing in its water delicacy. Acidity is keen and tangy, the flavours linger as a mouthwatering feel. Lacy and lovely. Go forth.Rated : 92 Points
Shaw Estate grows more semillon than the rest of the
Canberra District combined. This is the first varietal
Reserve release. It's a wild affair on the bouquet
before settling in to a palate sizzling with
lemongrass, stone fruit and citrus. There's nothing
neutral about this wine; it makes a statement, all the
while remaining fine. Lovely persistence too. 94 Points.
We wish to advise that as of February 1 our Cellar Door will be trading as normal, however the restaurant will not be operating and will be available for a new lessee to take the reins.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced restaurant operator to take over a growing customer base and be part of the exciting expansion plans for Shaw Vineyard Estate.
The venue is ideal for a restaurant, café and functions such as weddings and is located in the Canberra wine region amongst a picturesque country garden setting. Leasing enquiries welcome.
Visit our cellar door from Wednesday to Sunday and taste our range of wines. Also on display are a wonderful range of jams, olive oil, chocolates, sauces and mustards made by local businesses and from throughout NSW.