'Alexander Munro' Semillon

'Alexander Munro' Semillon

2014 Semillon
Hunter Valley, NSW

Our flagship Semillon made from our best 'individual vineyard' parcel of fruit.

$50 each

2020 James Halliday Wine Companion
2020 James Halliday Wine Companion
95 / 100

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2014

Type

White Wine

Variety

Semillon

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

11%

Background

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.

Vineyard Notes

Situated along the Hermitage Road sand flat in Pokolbin, the ‘Braemore’ vineyard is the fruit source for the 2014 vintage release. The mature vines are dry-land grown and produced a yield of 2.0 tonnes per acre.

Winemaking

2014 was a magic vintage with fantastic harvest and growing seasons. Pitch perfect ripeness and nil disease issues guaranteed sensational wines, both red and white. The hand harvested fruit was crushed and then fermented in stainless steel. The wine was bottled under screwcap in August 2014 and was cellared for 6 years prior to release in early 2020.

Tasting Notes

Classic Semillon aromas of lemon sherbert but is beginning its transition into secondary characters of toast and lanolin. The palate has great flavour across the Semillon spectrum but kept focused with balanced acid. Great length of flavour.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Although drinking well now, this wine has all the hallmarks that are required for long term cellaring. 20+ years.

Food Matches

Grilled fish.

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