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2013 Margan Limited Release Semillon

2013 Margan Limited Release Semillon

Semillon
Margan
Hunter Valley
2013
750ml
11.5%
Cellar to 2028
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2013 Margan Limited Release Semillon has a rating of 4.8 stars based on 4 reviews.
Semillon
Margan
Hunter Valley
2013
750ml
11.5%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • "One of the region's well-known "grand cru" wines – Tyrrell's Vat 1, Brokenwood ILR, Margan Aged Release."
    Max Allan

    2013 Margan Aged Release Semillon was made in a very pure style to reflect the traditions of the Hunter Valley area. Strength of acid and line and length are the keys to the ageing style and this wine has been specifically made to ensure this. Six years of bottle maturation has allowed both the young wine and the developing wine to be seen in the one glass.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This stunning Semillon was sourced from 40-year-old vines grown on Margan’s volcanic ‘Fordwich Sill’ vineyards of Broke Fordwich, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine. Lifted aromas of lemon myrtle and floral perfume introduce a ripe palate with almost sweet layers of lemon, lime and grapefruit and mouth-watering, sherbety acidity. Elegantly balanced and poised with a satisfying texture, the barest whisper of aged toastiness just starting to show its head.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Established in 1997, Margan is the wine operation of Andrew Margan and his family. The Margan family have strong ties to the wine industry in the Hunter Valley, with Andrew's father, Frank, establishing the DeBeyers vineyard in Pokolbin during the 1960s. Andrew himself spent 20 years working under the late Murray Tyrrell, with another 5 vintages racked up in France. The key to the ongoing success of the Margan operation is the quality of the vineyards. Margan now has over 320 acres of vineyards, with the majority of them located in Broke Fordwich, having been first planted by Lindemans and Saxonvale in the late 60’s on the volcanic deposit known as the “Fordwich Sill”. In fact, some of the fruit from these vineyards went into the famed Lindemans 'Hunter River Burgundy' wines that are rightly renowned as some of the finest that the Hunter ever produced. As Andrew says, 'I enjoy making wines that show their sense of place. The Hunter Valley produces some of the most regionally unique styles of wine in the world. Every variety I grow has its own unique set of characters and structure that are affected significantly by the climate they enjoy, the soil they are produced from and the winemaking style I prefer. The quality of Margan is controlled from the vineyard right through to the consumer. All of our wines are produced from our old vine, low yielding vineyards. The volcanic soils of the Fordwich Sill that nourish our vines produce excellent quality grapes that achieve optimal ripeness of flavour, colour and tannin. The wines that I can make from these grapes have great texture, structure and richness which are a true expression of the vineyard they come from. We produce a richer, softer Hunter style of wine. In most cases I prefer to not interfere too much with what nature has provided and as such allow the flavour and characters of the fruit shine through to the wine. Minimal use of oak ensures that it is fruit intensity and natural structure that underpin my wines. The wines of the Hunter generally have excellent natural acidity which ensures they mature well and drink well with food.' 'On the whole, I choose to not blend wines from different vineyards or varieties because I firmly believe that each wine should be true expressions of its variety and region."

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Pale straw-green. When about to turn 6yo, the whole wine was still inside a scaffold of acidity - heaven knows when this will reach its peak. Sour lemon, apple, lemongrass and a whisper of toast are all contributors, stainless steel acidity a permanent part of the wine.

    95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Medium to light, bright yellow colour with a lemon pith bouquet, which has yet to develop appreciable toastiness. The wine is very fresh and youthful, nervy and tight on the palate with abundant acidity, the flavours all about lemon juice, lemon pith, lemongrass.

    95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Pale straw-green. When about to turn 6yo, the whole wine was still inside a scaffold of acidity - heaven knows when this will reach its peak. Sour lemon, apple, lemongrass and a whisper of toast are all contributors, stainless steel acidity a permanent part of the wine.

    93 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    I tend to enjoy Hunter Semillon most with at least seven years of bottle age, and most often more than that. I'm enjoying the 2004 and 2006 vintages at present. In a good zone right now. Lemon curd, some lime and lemongrass, lemon verbena and vanilla florals. Juicy and lightly chalky, a touch of hay and toast creeping in, coolness of green herb, and a good finish. Drinks well. Tastes good.

    91 POINTS

    JEREMY OLIVER


    Slightly brassy, this round, generous and richly flavoured semillon reveals toasty and buttery complexity and even perhaps a hint of vanilla oak. Finishing clean and refreshing, it's fresh, fragrant and laced with scents of lemon blossom and honeysuckle.