Still a fresh-faced baby, but don't ignore the doubling of the price. So either buy lots of the '17, cellar some and drink some, or buy both the young and mature versions.
96 points, Wine Companion (March 2018)
Light straw colour. Crisp, fresh herbal lemon and 'tossed salad' herbaceous aromas. Some creamy (possibly lees) notes, and subtle grassy 'wet year' characters. The palate is light, delicate and soft; well-made and easy to enjoy young - a far cry from the old-fashioned battery acid style! Very attractive young, traditionally styled semillon of great finesse.
93 points, The Real Review (November 2012)
A grassy style within the Thomas parameters. Straw, resiny nuances. The palate is lemony and intense, powerful and very good - although it is a grassier vintage.
95 points, The Real Review (May 2017)
Ginger, classic lime juice, a slight herbal character, driving line and a huge finish – that’s a fairly succinct summary. It’s also touched up with a bit of shaping texture, has delicate pure fruit, and a traditional lemonade flavour coming through on the finish. I’ve also written ‘shelly’ in my note, so make of that what you will. Champion wine.
94+ points, The Wine Front (October 2012)