2023 Thomas Wines Synergy Semillon

A blend of multiple sites combining to create a gorgeously linear, focussed Hunter Valley Semillon. Added bonus of being an absolute bargain.
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The 2023 Thomas Wines Synergy Semillon is an absolute steal, offering remarkable quality at an everyday price.

Crafted by the talented Andrew "Thommo" Thomas, this Semillon brings together the best of multiple old vine vineyards across the Hunter Valley. Thommo meticulously selects parcels from his renowned single-vineyard sites, including Braemore, Brycefield, and Fordwich Hill, to create a blend that's bursting with bright fruit.

On the nose, expect fresh citrus, orange blossom, hints of Thai spices, and a touch of lanolin. The palate is fresh and zippy, with citrus, ripe pear, and melon flavors. A taut, lime-like acidity keeps everything in perfect balance, leading to a clean, fresh finish.

This wine's purity and length are rarely found at such an accessible price point. Seriously smashable value!

94 points
"The 2023 Synergy Semillon is tight and pithy on the nose, leading with scratched lemon and bath salt, a hint of leafy thyme/sage (actually, it's really quite like the smell of fresh sage in the garden right after it's been watered) and nashi pear skin in the mouth. The phenolics have a pleasing, bitter almond/green almond quality through to the finish. It's a lovely wine, coiled, pristine, austere..."
- Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

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 distinctive 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 ‘declassified' parcels which we put together to create this blend. The majority of the 2023 Synergy Semillon blend is from our Braemore vineyard, with the balance from the Brycefield and Fordwich Hill vineyards. This wine delivers outstanding quality for everyday 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 flavours of citrus, ripe pear and melon fruit, with a lengthy, subliminally taut acidity providing a pleasing freshness to the finish. An absolute perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood dishes. Seriously smashable…..

94 points - "The 2023 Synergy Semillon is tight and pithy on the nose, leading with scratched lemon and bath salt, a hint of leafy thyme/sage (actually, it's really quite like the smell of fresh sage in the garden right after it's been watered) and nashi pear skin in the mouth. The phenolics have a pleasing, bitter almond/green almond quality through to the finish. It's a lovely wine, coiled, pristine, austere..." - Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

91 points - "Citrus, cut grass and melon provide a complex web of aromas and flavours, plus the usual lance of acidity." - James Halliday

Customer Reviews

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    Cherise S.
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    3 years ago
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    2022 Thomas Wines Synergy Semillon
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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    A pleasant wine to drink

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    Logan
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent value.

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

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    Christine Y.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    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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Thomas Wines

Andrew Thomas is a modern-day legend in the Hunter Valley, crafting some of the region's greatest wines for over three decades. His personal label is regarded as a benchmark winery, with a focus on premium Shiraz and Semillon— the Hunter Valley's hero varieties. Thomas has access to some of the region’s best vineyards, allowing him to create wines that truly capture the essence of the Hunter.

Originally from McLaren Vale, Thommo moved to the Hunter Valley to join the winemaking team at Tyrrell's Wines. After 13 years, he ventured out to develop his own label, making single-vineyard wines that highlight the subtle differences between Hunter’s subregions.

Thomas Wines is known for its classic Hunter Valley Shiraz and Semillon, but it also occasionally explores innovative styles without compromising on value. The white wines are delicate and cellar-worthy, while the reds are full-bodied and classic in the best sense of the word, making them one of the benchmarks for modern Hunter Shiraz.

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.

The Thomas Wines Braemore Vineyard Hunter Valley, NSW Thomas Wines

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