Rockford Local Growers Semillon 2006 Wine Tasting Review

Deep golden yellow in colour as predicted by its’ maker, former winemaker – proprietor Robert O’Callaghan on the label – “time will massage into a slippery yellow wine that just invites itself to lunch”.

While rattling the Tuesday night pans on a crisp pre-Spring evening, lemon curd and orange marmalade leap from the nose. The first sip is like that sneaky Sunday morning croissant, with extra butter and a swathe of 100% citrus fruit conserve.

A smooth acid line sinks into a lingering marmalade on toast finish.

Current vintage is the 2010 ($20.50 at the cellar door). Well worth picking your year, grabbing a case and then hiding it from prying fingers for the best part of a decade. 

Certainly perked up the mid-week dinner routine!




Region: Barossa
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Price: $18 but rare as hens teeth
Tasted: August 2014

Rating: 4.5 glasses
Food Match: Mildly spiced, home made Mexican pie with avocado.

http://www.rockfordwines.com.au

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