2015 Fermoy Estate Reserve Semillon Half Yearly
Bright, brilliant straw with green tints.
Intense, rich aromas of preserved lemon, spiced poached pear, cinnamon, vanilla bean and charred cedar wood.
Rich and full-bodied, this wine is a seamless marriage of the bright lemon and pear primary fruit flavours combined with the complexities of barrel ferment in new French oak – grilled nuts, crème brulee and toasted spices of star anise, clove and cinnamon. A clean and precise, cool-climate acid line provides structure, definition and palate length.
Ferment and 2 months maturation in 100% new French oak barriques (Bordeaux coopers), the wine was then blended to tank and returned to older French oak for a further 7 months maturation.
The wine is of interest now because of these intensities of aroma and flavour, but will continue to evolve over the next 5-8 years as secondary characters come to the fore.
3.13 pH/ 7.57 TA
- 95 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2017