McLeish Estate are one of the most awarded boutique Semillon producers in Australia. They create a range of single vineyard semillons acclaimed and celebrated throughout the world. This is true recognition of the premium quality and the attention to detail that is applied throughout the whole winemaking process and McLeish Estate Semillon is a fine example of the signature wine of the Hunter Valley.
McLeish Estate Semillon 2017
The semillon vines at McLeish Estate were planted in 1985 in friable red duplex loam soil at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. These vines consistently produce the purest and brightest signature of Hunter Valley Semillon. Hand harvesting of the 2017 Semillon began on 2 February. Optimal conditions prevailed with long warm days with vintage conditions throughout the white harvest seeing extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters.
Brilliant bright green tinged colour. Complex lime and lemon zest with fragrant hints of tropical passionfruit and green apple on the nose. Given ageing generous layers of lanolin toasted hazelnut and honey will develop. The palate delivers a vibrant ripe passionfruit and quince providing a wonderful complexity of flavours that are balanced with a seamless fresh citrus lime and lemon leading to a crisp mouth-watering finish.
McLeish Estate Semillon is crafted to display vibrancy and lean acidity in its youth, while cellaring into the next 10 years will reward with the 2017 Semillon developing added complexity and honeycomb texture over time. Enjoy with fresh Sydney Rock Oysters, Kingfish
JESSICA MCLEISH | MCLEISH ESTATE SEMILLON
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