The 2005 ILR Reserve Semillon is a pale green-yellow color. After five plus years of age, the wine is just starting to flaunt its traditional Hunter Valley Semillon toasty characters along with lifted citrus, lemongrass and some sweet apple blossom aromas. Fruit dominant on the palate, but typical tight structure with a lime citrus acid finish. Often confused as an oak character, the rich flavor is the result of aging. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward drinking now or further cellaring to develop its toasty characters.