Hunter Valley, NSW
Our flagship Semillon made from our best 'individual vineyard' parcel of fruit.
Alexander Munro was winemaker Rhys Eather’s great-great-grandfather and these true reserve wines are released only in years that reflect the status of the label. The best Semillon parcel harvested is selected each year to make this wine.
Situated along the Hermitage Road sand flat in Pokolbin, the ‘Braemore’ vineyard is the fruit source for the 2011 vintage and the mature vines are dry-land grown and produced a yield of 1.5 tonnes per acre.
2011 finished up being a great all round vintage, for both shiraz and semillon, with maybe shiraz just ahead in quality terms. The semillons will possibly not have the longevity of shiraz, but in return, will reward drinkers earlier.
The pale yellow colour gives a hint to the youthfulness of this wine. Still shy on the nose with complexity, but has typical young Semillon citrus traits. Mouth-watering acidity keeps the palate tight and focused around the long flavour profile.
Although drinking well now, this wine has all the hallmarks that are required for further medium term cellaring.