If you are new to Australian wines, then you could be forgiven for not knowing about the gems that come from the Hunter Valley, particularly the semillons, because good Hunter semillon is not always available in Singapore. Thankfully, I have a small quantity of Colvin’s 2007 and 2010 vintages
The 2007 is a personal favourite. This is chesterfield rather than Roche Bobois, vinyl rather than digital download; in other words, an old fashioned wine of complexity and quality without the brashness of a tropical sauvignon blanc, the acidity of a riesling or the sameness of some chardonnays. If you could sit around a log fire in Singapore, this would be your drink. But it’s equally good for a quiet sip on the balcony before dinner. A party drink this is not. Gentle, smooth, rewarding. You can drink it now or you can sit on it for another 10 years.
It previously retailed at S$64, but thanks to the weak A$ and some attractive airfreight rates, it’s been relisted at S$55.