Showing posts with label Hunter Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hunter Valley. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2013 Margan Estate Shiraz

Margan ShirazAn entry level Shiraz sourced from winemaker Andrew Margan's Hunter valley vineyards.

Some reductive sulfur notes on first opening, which fell away on the second day of tasting. Some dark berry fruit, with spice and earthy notes. Decently structured tannins which stuck around on the palate for a decent amount of time. Not a bad Shiraz, will likely benefit from a bit more age.

Price:      $20
Source:   Dan Murphy's
Varietal:  Shiraz
Tasted:    October 2015
Rating:    89
Website: www.margan.com.au

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2013 Margan Verdhelo

Winemaker Andrew Margan spent over two decades working at Tyrells before going it his own in the Hunter Valley. Alongside his wife Lisa they now have over 100ha of vines planted.

Opens with a tropical fruit nose featuring pineapple alongside aromas of peach and orange peel. A fairly soft broad palate with medium length and a nice crisp finish. An easy drinking wine well suited for summer days.

Price:      $15
Source:   Dan Murphy's
Varietal:  Verdhelo
Tasted:    May 2015
Rating:    89
Website:  www.margan.com.au

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2014 Andrew Thomas 'Braemore' Semillon

Winemaker Andrew Thomas is one of the best regarded winemakers in the Hunter Valley, and with good reason. For this wine Andrew was able to source fruit from a vineyard in the sub region of Pokolbin, known as Braemore.  The Braemore vineyard is thought by many to be one of, if not the best vineyard in the Hunter Valley for growing Semillon. He's put this fruit to good use producing a wine with great focus and balance.

Crisp flavors of lemon and lime, with slatey minerality and excellent length. Hunter Valley Semillon at it's best. Certainly has the acidity and clarity to improve over many years, however I thoroughly enjoy drinking this already.

I've had it both with seafood and slow roasted rolled pork belly and it was a perfect match on both occasions.

Price:     $32
Source:  Wine Emporium
Varietal: Semillon
Tasted:  January 2015
Rating:   95

Friday, August 22, 2014

2009 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon

Produced from fruit from their Braemore Vineyard in the Hunter Valley, this wine was bottled in 2009 and only released this year.

Aromas of lemon and buttered toast. Great precision and varietal expression.  A spectacular Hunter Valley Semillon, likely to improve for many years, but already fantastic.  Next time I try this I hope it's withh scallops in a brown butter sauce.  Sure to be magic.

 Price:     $40
Varietal: Semillon
Tasted: June 2014
Rating:   94
Website: http://www.meereapark.com.au/