2009 Margan Family "See Saw" Semillon Blend Hunter Valley New South Wales

SKU #1074745

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 See Saw Classic White is an early drinking bargain of a Hunter wine. Blended of 85% Semillon, 10% Chardonnay and 5% Verdelho, it has a moderate intensity of ripe golden delicious apple, pear, nectarine and lemon tart aromas. Medium body, crisp acidity good concentration of pure stone and citrus fruits. Nicely balanced and well put together. Medium to long finish. Drink now to 2012." "Semillon takes the lead with this Hunter Valley blend showing classic notes of lanolin, pear and lemon pith with lifted lime blossom aromatics. There is zesty acidity and a nice waxy texture on on the palate with good balance and length. At 12.0 ABV this is a clean and refreshing summer white wine." Jim Chanteloup K&L Australian Wine Buyer.

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Varietal:

Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great Region are in the southeastern area of the continent, with the Barossa Valley, Claire Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia, the Yarra Yarra Velley and Pyrenees in Victoria and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling from the land Down Under. While many equate Aussie wines with "value", there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from Australia.
Sub-Region:

New South Wales

Specific Appellation:

Hunter Valley

Alcohol Content (%): 12