Rockford Local Growers Barossa Valley Semillon 2006

Rockford Local Growers Barossa Valley Semillon 2006 wine tasting note review

Aged semillon is one of my favourite things. Growing up and living in Sydney my entire life – except for the most recent 2 years – I was within striking distance of arguably the home of Australian semillon, the Hunter Valley. 

Many a trip was made to kings of semillon like Tyrells and Mt Pleasant. Young and zingy with citrus, semillon is perfect for our hot Aussie summers on the beach with seafood.

On the flip side, with the benefit of age, semillon transforms. Rich, golden colour, and despite never seeing oak, delicious vanilla and marmalade flavours with hints of cedar. 


I can’t get enough of the stuff!

It is a remarkably good value drop as well, as it is yet to become “cool” or “fashionable” amongst other than winemakers or Hunter Valley aficionados.

Other regions in Australia also try their hand at semillon, with excellent examples in all the other major wine growing states.  

Such as this one, by the Barossa Valley’s Rockford Wines.

I haven’t tasted the Rockford Local Growers Barossa Valley Semillon 2006 since this time last year.

 

Rockford Local Growers Barossa Valley Semillon 2006 wine tasting note review

Rockford Local Growers Barossa Valley Semillon 2006. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Well Looky Here

Rich, bright, golden yellow.

Sniff Sniff

Fresh apricot, orange blossom, a sweet note of vanilla, but also nice freshness.

Sip Sip

Mouth coating, unctuous but still with a tongue tingle of fresh acid.

Apricot jam with a squirt of lemon.

Nice burnt toffee note.

Lasting marmalade flavour.

Gimme Gimme

Sold out. Current Vintage is 2012, available at Rockford Wines for $21.50.

 
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork.
Tasted: August 2015
Food Match: Spicy pasta bake with mushrooms and mozzerella.
 

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  1. Rockford Wines
    Restaurant in Tanunda Australia

    Krondorf Rd
    Tanunda Australia
    1800 088 818
    http://www.rockfordwines.com.au/

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