2014 Lovedale Semillon

2014 Lovedale Semillon

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The late Maurice O'Shea planted the Lovedale vineyard in 1946 with incredible foresight, recognising that the unique structure of the land and the surrounding environment would deliver the tightness and acidity for world-class Semillon. This wine provides exceptional drinking now or can be carefully cellared up to fifteen years or more from vintage.

Best Semillon in Show - Royal Adelaide Wine Show Iain Riggs Wine of Provenance




About this Wine


Hunter Valley, NSW


Jim Chatto


Pale straw


Intense citrus and lemongrass combine with bottle age characters of lanolin and toast.

Growing Conditions

An early and dry vintage of low to moderate crops, resulting in excellent intensity and depth of flavour across varietals.


Concentrated fruits of lemon and lime, beautiful acidity driving through the palate showcasing the amazing length of this wonderful aged style.


Once at the winery the Semillon was destemmed and pressed off skins to stainless steel tank. Here, the juice was cold settled bright before being racked off, warmed and inoculated for fermentation. The juice was fermented with a specific neutral yeast strain chosen to promote the vineyard specific flavours, and fermentation was conducted at cold temperatures to retain those delicate characteristics. Following fermentation, the wine was settled, blended and gently fined before being filtered to bottle.



Peak Drinking

Released after 7 years, and will reward long term cellaring.

Professional Reviews

95+ Points - Gary Walsh

The Wine Front

Vineyard. Vineyard. Vineyard.

Lime, lime rind and mineral, very tight and young, fresh clean acidity, tangy, zesty, gently pulpy and pithy with a brightly lit ultra-long finish. Looking very much the goods. Almost certain to become a classic.