Mcguigan Bin 9000 Semillon 2008 (Hunter Valley, SA)
I’ve seen this around the traps for under $10 a bottle of late & I have appreciated past vintages, which inspired me to promote this from the ‘eventually’ tasting sample pile to the ‘let’s do it’ tasting desk (In truth its a tasting corner of the desk. I wish I had the luxury of a specially designated tasting desk. Perhaps it could have one of those table mounted screwpulls on the end and a deep sink to prevent spitting splashbacks).
The wine itself is water green with some dissolved CO2 in the glass. The nose is sherbety & chalky, backed by lemon & lightly grassy fruit, leading to a green, sour, lime juice drenched palate. It’s very simple and just a little prickly in its palate profile, but inoffensive and very crisp. Not bad for under a tenner though. 15.8