2008 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon

meerea park alexander munro sem 2007I didn’t even know Alexander Munro was winemaker Rhys Eather’s great-great-grandfather until I visited the website for a bottle image. The things you learn. I did, however, know that the Semillon grapes for this wine are from the Braemore vineyard in the Hunter Valley. And that is hallowed ground.

This is in a rather tasty place right now. There’s some toasty development and a layer of lanolin creating texture while the pebbly acidity drives the wine along its merry path. It’s a little grassy. There are faint hints of flowers and white stonefruits accompanying lemon curd, thyme and a whisper of lime marmalade. Good intensity and length. Not an all-time great vintage of the Alexander Munro but a winner just the same. I’m enjoying a glass now but I’d probably leave it another five years before checking in again. I like my Semillon in more of a tertiary state. 94

Region: Hunter Valley
Alcohol: 10.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $40
Tasted: August 2013


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