The grapes for this wine were selected from our 40 year old vines growing on our volcanic “Fordwich Sill” vineyards of Broke Fordwich. This vineyard produces wines of a richer softer style with intense citrus like flavours. Handpicked and single vineyard. The juice was fermented under temperature controlled conditions to maintain all of its fruit characters. True to Hunter tradition, no oak is used.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Estate-grown, 40+yo vines produce this wine, making the price a mockery. It has a typical regional medley of citrus zest, herb, lemongrass and mineral-like flavours, with a bone dry finish. Joins Chateau Francois as the great steal of wines bred for 10 years minimum cellaring. Rating 93 – Drink by 2029, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEPT/2014).
Rating 88 Honey, lime, juicy, toasty, a bit coarse, loose, decent flavour, nice to drink as a young wine. Some sweetness, but not bad. Rating 88 – Drink by 2015 – 2020, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (SEPT/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2014 Margan Semillon shows a light lime green colour.
The wine displays a lifted bouquet of lime and citrus with some sherbet understones.
The palate is crisp and zesty with a refreshing, long finish thanks to the perfect fruit and acid balance.
Enjoy now or cellar for another 5 years.