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Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon

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Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon

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Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
“I don’t care what anyone says, the best semillon in the Hunter always comes from sandy soils, giving more finesse, better acid structure and longevity” says Meerea Park winemaker Rhys Eather, comparing his Alexander Munro (sandy soils) with his Terracotta (clay). Munro is sourced from the 1969 planted Braemore vineyard, referred to by Eather as Burgundian in the way Andrew Thomas, Pepper Tree and Meerea Park all source from the same vineyard. Harvested in a single pick, this is a semillon of pristine focus, tension, energy and texture, with a core of primary citrus energy and epic acid line. Profound mineral texture is classic Braemore, beautifully refined, eminently persistent and backward at five years of age.
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, light straw-green; well on the way to developing the full majesty of mature semillon; lemon, lime and lemongrass intermingle with hints of lanolin, which ass flesh to the texture. Will develop very well, thanks to its balanced. 10.5% alc.
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
The colour is still pale, but with vivid green tinges; the bouquet foreshadows a totally delicious palate with ripe citrus, almost reaching into passionfruit, flavors, and a long finish tied together with gentle acidity.
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Australian Wine Companion 2013
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
Grand wines from the same vineyard made by different domains - something's been learnt from all those Grand Cru Burgundies consumed in the Hunter! Resonates with the minerality of a tremendous site.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright green-straw; the complex bouquet is starting to show the first hint of toasty bottle development, but the startlingly intense and fresh palate is still focused on the pure lemon/lemongrass fruit and supporting acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Another great realisation of semillon from the Braemore Vineyard, this gentle, golden aged release has a classic lemon-butter and light-toast nose of aged Hunter semillon - really unmistakable - with some grassy hints too. The palate's dry, crisp and unwaveringly linear, with mouth-watering lemon-barley flavour, crisp acidity and that gentle roundness that these wines take on with age. Great value here, and plenty of time ahead.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright pale straw-green; has developed slowly but surely, still youthful and built around lemony acidity; is still building flavour, with another 5+ years to go to get close to its peak.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says
Old vines on a great site in a stunning vintage promise great things, and here the result remains remarkably youthful five years later. Primary lemon and lime fruits are only just making way for notes of fig and bubblegum. There's no hint of tiring in this long, bright, energetic and concentrated palate.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
The Alexander Munro semillon is the finest expression of the vintage, and Rhys Eather has selected very well indeed. This has bright lemon and lime citrus spark _ smells almost sherbet-like _ it s in for more time ahead. The palate s more restrained, with grassy and citrus flavours wound together with wire-like acidity. Precise and made to go for many years.
Good Wine Guide 2013
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Traditional Hunter Valley semillon made in the reserve style and released as a young wine. Deliciously fragrant and flavoursome, this wine scales great heights with complexity and regional varietal character.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; complex toasty/smoky aromas, then a hyper-intense palate with driving acidity coating the lemon fruit at its core.
Australian Wine Companion 2010
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A lovely; pure semillon, with just the right amount of development; long and seamless, with an array of flavours that really persist.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008

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