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 2009 vintage and the mature vines are dry-land grown and produced a yield of 1.3 tonnes per acre.
The hand harvested fruit was crushed and then fermented in stainless steel.
The wine was bottled under screwcap in July 2009 and was cellared for 5 years prior to release in April 2014.
Semillon did extremely well in the conditions of 2009. Warm dry weather early with a heavy storm during February after the white varieties were safely harvested. 2009 was also great for long term cellaring Shiraz.
Youthful appearance still with tinges of green; aromas of toast, lemon butter and lanolin. The palate has citrus like minerality filled out with toasty complexity, but is still tight and focused. Lovely line and length.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Drinking well now, if cellared carefully, this wine has another 15+ years cellaring life.
TROPHY—”Best Named Vineyard White Wine” - 2016 Hunter Show
GOLD Medal—Class GOLD Medal—Class GOLD Medal—Class GOLD Medal—Class GOLD Medal—Class GOLD Medal—Class GOLD Medal—Class SILVER Medals—4 BRONZE Medals—5