Loan Wines Special Reserve Semillon 2005, Unoaked, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Semillon Semillon
South Australia, Australia

$16.95 (301127)

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August 02, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The previous vintage of this wine was also a spectacular value, and one wonders how you can get so much flavour in a...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Bargain-basement Semillon of beautiful purity and character, the 2005 Loan Special Reserve is not to be missed. Deep...

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Community Reviews (5)

Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Very nice wine with a nose of petrol, citrus and a hint of coconut. Great complexity with flavours ranging from tropical fruits (kumquats) citrus and petrol or wax type flavours with a really nice long finish with coconut and more. Excellent acidity to keep everything fresh.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Nice to see this wine return with the 2005 vintage. Unoaked Barossa Semillon with wonderful complexity, length, balance and intrique for a song. I like it a notch more than the 04. There's an intersting machine oil green nose with honey, wax, and a hint of citrus. The mouthfeel is creamy with good acidity and excellent length. It won't appeal to all, but no denying the value here given the complexity. Oct. 2014.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Screw cap. Highly aromatic nose showing complex lime peel, melon, honey, fig, and dried herbs. Palate is equally complex with lemon/lime peel, herbs, floral flavours on a light-to-medium bodied frame. Fresh, lively acids balance the just off-dry, slightly viscous palate. Excellent length on the dry finish. Recommended. Tasted Oct/2014.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A good alternative to a Chard, but it will only please the discerning

Description: Bright yellow gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This unoaked wine features bees wax, tangerine, orange rind, lemon tart, golden apple and grapefruit. Medium body with good acidity and a very long length (The flavour was still in my mouth after 5 min).

Negatives: None

Interesting Points: Found it was best in the Viognier glassware.

Drink now or in the next 10 years on its own or pair it with conch ceviche.

Tasted: 7 Aug 2014

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10 Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

First try for this from Australia, decent and correct

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