Thomas Wines 'The OC' Semillon
"The source for the OC Semillon, the Oakey Creek Vineyard in Pokolbin, was planted in 1976 on a sandy/loam strip along Oakey Creek Road. After many years making ripe and generous Semillon from this site, Andrew Thomas realised this patch of dirt was far more suited to making a more classic Hunter Valley Semillon style. He has not looked back. The OC is a very low-yielding site (about three tonnes per acre) and 2022 saw output of just over four tonnes in total from the allotted rows."
"This has a glowing green/gold hue and the nose is a blistering delivery of classic Hunter Semillon character: tangy citrus flavours, a steely mineral vein and a hint of grassiness overlay gentle, green tropical fruit characters. The palate is restrained yet powerful, with a crisp phenolic nip adding textural complexity and framing a spine of acidity. It’s linear and focussed, with plenty of intensity and delicious, tangy length."