McLeish Estate Semillon 2011 (Hunter Valley, NSW)
$23, Screwcap, 11.1%
The 2011 Hunter Semillons are an affable lot, typically riper and generous than the norm, forward and already quite open. This fits that bill perfectly, with a roundness that makes it very easy to slam it down fast in true Solo Man style.
Rather aromatic and almost tropical on the nose if still rather classic. A warm year wine indeed, it already looks to be filling out, the palate. full and juicy with rather soft acidity good penetration of flavour.
Perhaps a little mono-dimensional, but otherwise much to like, this is actually a pretty good alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.
Would I buy it? I’d drink it but wouldn’t shell out for a bottle.