McGuigan Wines Bin 9000 Semillon 2015 Wine Review
McGuigan Wines Bin 9000 Semillon 2015
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
Zesty lemon with some candle-like lanolin. Lots of mouth-watering acidity. Pair with seafood i a cream sauce.
Semillon food pairings: perch filets in Newburg sauce, pan-fried lemon herb crusted walleye (or pickerel), salmon croquettes.
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This McGuigan Wines Bin 9000 Semillon 2015 was reviewed on May 15, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Deborah Podurgiel rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Hunter Valley is producing some interesting whites these days and McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon 2015 is one of them. The 2015 vintage is pale lemon-green and its hay and cut-grass colour is true to its nose and palate. Also on the nose is citrus, mineral and light white flowers. On the palate, the wine is dry and zesty with hay, cut grass, mineral, honey, citrus flavours and finishes very, very long. I know this wine should be a wine to be enjoyed “fresh and young” but I wonder, because at the same wine tasting session we tasted its 2007 older sister and it was amazing. In addition to being dry with zippy acidity and floral flavours (also finished long), there were sweet cake spice, honey, stone fruit and apricot, bread and toast flavours on the 2007 (not available for purchase). But, “so what, 2015 is a different vintage” you say. True, but in talking with the winemaker, the 2015 Semillon was made from the same terroir and conditions using the same wine making methods and techniques in the same way and in steel tank no less with NO oak. I had to ask twice about that and he was adamant about the “no oak or wood treatment”. So, is this wine an earlier drinker? Could the grapes in this wine have been botrytis-affected? There is certainly enough fruit and acidity in this wine that it could cellar for a few years. And for $15, wouldn’t it be worth cellaring a half-case for a few years to see if it does have the similar character of its older sister? Hmmm…what to do with the other half case? Enjoy!
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
An award-winning Semillon from New South Wales, Australia. Aromatic with floral and citrus lime notes. Medium-bodied with apple, toasted coconut and citrus palate. Will age 10 + years.
Tasted May 2016
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Hunter Valley is a growing area close to Sydney that specializes in complex, long-lived Semillon. This particular example was made in a more immediately approachable example. It is lighter and lacks the heft of more aged examples. This has the benefit of being more accesisble to a greater variety of people unfamiliar with Semillon - a good place to start.
The colour is a pale lemon-green.
The aromas are pretty lithe. Peapod, grass, dill, lime juice, lemon, starfruit, and white pepper.
It tastes very clean and focused on citrus and herb - very much like its sibling, Sauvignon Blanc. Tangy lime, lemon, chlorophyl, and a touch of anaerobic winemaking.
Perhaps pair it with ceviche or feta cheese salad.
|Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
The Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, produces some of the best Semillon grapes. This young wine has aromas of pear and fresh grass. Citrus flavours are predominant it is on the dry side and would pair well with Fogo Island cod along with most seafood.
|The winery sources its best Semillon grapes from the Hunter Valley, a region famous for this varietal. Honey and toast notes that will develop with bottle age. - Community Wine Review.|
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