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2009 Maxwell Vineyard Semillon

2009 Maxwell Vineyard Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

This wine has a beautiful colour, and perfect grapes/ripening means nothing interferes with the gentle aging. As the wine warms up, the citrus and some florals come in. Beeswax and then 'toast' will come in a few years. Quite often a 'restrained' palate but plenty of citrus pith and perfect acidity. A great follow up to the 2008 and a wine that has a long future in front of it. Enjoy.

CRU $288.75   SVC $272.25

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Semillon
Acid
7.50g/L
pH
2.94
Residual Sugar
3.4g/L
Alcohol %
11.0
James Halliday
96
Wine Profile
Ratings
96 Pts / Outstanding - James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Awards
Gold - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2016
Vinification
Harvesting all by hand. The fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Neutral yeasts were used for the fermentation, bottled in July. No oak and no malolactic ferment, only stainless steel.
Winemaker Comments
Mid January in the Hunter Valley always brings with it a slight nervousness in the wine industry. Having been battered in both previous years – drought in 2007 and pouring rain in 2008, it is no wonder. Black cats are certainly not wanted and ladders given a wide berth. Vintage 2009? The rain that plagued the 2008 vintage finally eased up at the end of April and then no rain days in May. The middle three winter months are normally dry for us saw another 250mm (10 inches) and then odd rain days through to the year end. Fruit set was not as complete but resulted in long loose bunches especially in the Shiraz. A good result.
Food Pairing
Asian food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters.
Drink
Drinking well now and will continue to improve with further aging.
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