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2016 Charlotte Dalton Ærkeengel Semillon

2016 Charlotte Dalton Ærkeengel Semillon

Semillon
Charlotte Dalton Wines
Adelaide Hills
2016
750ml
Cellar to 2030
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Semillon
Charlotte Dalton Wines
Adelaide Hills
2016
750ml
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    No skin contact, destemmed, pressed to old French barriques for wild fermentation and maturation on lees. Ærkeengel is Danish for archangel, named in honour of Charlotte's late mother who was half-Danish. A complex semillon, correctly having no connection with the Hunter Valley, although it does have barrel-fermented siblings from Margaret River and the Adelaide Hills. Regardless, this wine has been very well made, neatly balancing rich textural flavour components against the unalterable acidity of semillon.

    95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    No skin contact, destemmed, pressed to old French barriques for wild fermentation and maturation on lees. Ærkeengel is Danish for archangel, named in honour of Charlotte's late mother who was half-Danish. A complex semillon, correctly having no connection with the Hunter Valley, although it does have barrel-fermented siblings from Margaret River and the Adelaide Hills. Regardless, this wine has been very well made, neatly balancing rich textural flavour components against the unalterable acidity of semillon.

    89 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    Charlotte Dalton (Hardy) is showing some great form early from her solo project. Adelaide Hills semillon here is raised in oak barrels and on its lees before bottling. Oak and lees show a strong impact on this wine. Strong aromas of nougat, brown sugar-dusted porridge, lemon curd. It's oak and lees then fruit here, or so it feels. That being said, there's complexity, a feel, or sense, of what happens when, for example, Bordeaux or Rhone whites get a hand from crafty winemaking - the wine becomes bigger than the fruit, layered, amplified. The palate is quite full, again shows nougat, cookie dough and then the lemon characters steam roll in alongside a whip crack of steely acidity, with a lingering dusty oakiness to finish. It's a wine that likely needs more time to bring all its elements together, but offers complexity and character for the future