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2020 Thomas Wines Synergy Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

Usually a blend of multiple sites, the unique 2020 vintage has seen this made from 100% Braemore Vineyard Semillon. An absolute bargain.

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$22.00

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Great success in a difficult vintage.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

We have a contender for bargain of the year here!

Synergy Semillon is usually a blend of multiple sites across the Hunter, but the difficult 2020 vintage has resulted in this wine actually being 100% from Thommo's iconic Braemore vineyard.

It's a floral, open and generous take on this site, with the purity and length though often unseen at this price.

A tremendous wine from a difficult vintage and simply remarkavble value.

About Thomas Wines

Andrew Thomas is one of the modern day legends of the Hunter Valley.

He has made some of the regions greatest wines for over three decades and his personal label is one of the most highly regarded wineries in the region.

His focus is on premium examples of the region's hero varieties: Shiraz and Semillon and has access to some of the region's best vineyards to craft them.

A mentor to much of the next generation of Hunter producers, if you want to try the essence of the Hunter Valley, Thommo's wines are a must try.

Hunter legend, Andrew Thomas
Hunter legend, Andrew Thomas
Hunter Valley, NSW
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From The Producer

Winemaker's Comments

This wine is a blend of selected parcels of old vine Hunter Valley Semillon that we are fortunate enough to have access to. The distictive characters of each vineyard work in synergy to create a wine with its own unique personality.

Part of what makes all our single-vineyard wines such benchmarks for the region, is the absolute no compromise approach to selecting only the very best parcels. This leaves behind a number of ‘de-classified’ parcels which we put together to create this blend. The lions share of the vineyards that would normally go together for our Synergy Semillon blend are the Braemore, OC and Fordwich Hill. However, the 2020 vintage Synergy Semillon is 100% Braemore Semillon. This wine delivers outstanding quality for every day drinking at an amazingly affordable price.

Tasting Notes

A brilliant pale yellow/green in colour, this wine has a generosity of fruit not usually expected in Hunter Semillon. Floral aromas of orange blossom, Thai spices and lanolin dance around the glass, and are kept in check by a linear, lime-like focus. The palate offers pleasing flavours with ripe pear and lemon/melon fruit, and a lengthy, subliminally taut acidity providing a pleasing freshness to the finish. An absolute perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood dishes. Seriously smashable…..

Blend : Semillon (100%)
ABV : 11.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Multi-vineyard sources as usual, but there's nothing usual about the depth of varietal fruit expression on the palate. Lemongrass/lemon curd flavours run throughout, Hunter acidity the staff of the long life ahead. Great success in a difficult vintage." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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A pleasant wine to drink

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Excellent value.

This is easily the best Semillon I've ever had in this price range.

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Light and refreshing summer wine, good to enjoy it’s own as well as with oyster

Very light and refreshing summer wine. A good balance for a semillon. Even enjoy it by its own is so good, need to to pair with good, but good with fresh oyster as well. Good price for this quality

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