Monday, 17 June 2013

Meerea Park Hell Hole Semillon 2011

This is a Semillon worth buying and hiding away for a few years. It drank beautifully after being open for several days.

Initially I was not a fan. The acid was tart and vicious. I came back on day three and the wine settled into a groove and found its feet.

No oak was used during the winemaking process.

I really liked the texture. Preserved lemons, limes, citrus zest and some toasty nut flavours were dominant. Now settled, the acid delivered a clean and crisp finish. All culminating with a long length, I wish I had more.

For $22.50 this is good value particularly as it comes from 40+ year old vines which were hand picked.

Would I buy it? For sure, but only to drink it after a few years aging.

**I had the opportunity to have another look at this wine at Swirl Sniff Spit a week after my initial tasting . The acid which initially put me off was significantly different. I was impressed. It was much brighter and fresher. I'm pleased to have had the chance to have another look at the wine.

Who: Meerea Park
What: Semillon (11% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2011
How: $22.50

www.meereapark.com.au