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November 2013

2013 The O.C. semillon one of Summer’s Best by Huon Hooke (Good Food)

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Chosen as one of his favourite wines for summer Huon Hooke writes

Summer arrives this week, and so our drinking habits change to light-bodied dry whites and rosés. We want refreshing wines for warmer weather, lighter foods and relaxed dining

2013 Thomas Wines The O. C. Semillon, Hunter Valley, $23

O. C. stands for Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin. This is a slightly softer, fruitier style than Thomas’s dearer Braemore, but damn near as good in 2013. Light green-yellow hue; fresh lime/lemon and green-herb aromas, then a big volume of fruit on the palate, which is generous and deep, but also lively and refreshing. Tremendous intensity and volume of fruit flavour: a superior kind of semillon. Beautifully balanced: a delicious summer drinking wine. Now to 2019. 94/100

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