Monday, 15 July 2013

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon 2008

Bottled in 2008 and released in Feburary 2013, this Semillon is taking shape beautifully.

The wine has starting to show some good development. Coming from the treasured Braemore vineyard in Pokolbin, this label is only released from an exceptional vintage.

Fresh characters of lemons and limes are in abundance with a fine vener of wild flowers. Some lemon zest is in there too. Toasty characters chime in with a touch of kerosene resulting from age. I felt the aromatics captivated me moreso than the fruit delivered. The palate thinned out quicker than expected, but there is still plenty of body there. Perhaps I was expecting more for the five years aging which already had taken place. The natural soft acid on offer will continue to bolster the wine for further cellaring.

A perfect partner for some greasy fish, just what I did.

For the money, you get a top deal with many years ahead.

Who: Meerea Park
What: Semillon (10.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2008
How: $36