Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Just the Drop for Ringing in 2020; David Ellis Shares Some of His Favourite Tipples

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Just the Drop for Ringing in 2020; David Ellis Shares Some of His Favourite Tipples

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ANDREW Margan has been making wonderful Semillons in what he likes to call "pure Hunter style" for some 10 years now, wines that he puts particular effort into for his increasingly-lauded Aged Release range.

The latest is a 2013 Limited Release White Label Semillon, that while you can uncap and enjoy in the glass now, is also one to give serious consideration to for celebrating something special down the line, like maybe ringing-in the year 2020 or - the way this wine's looking already, even 2025.

2013 was outstanding for Semillon in the Hunter, and Andrew drew fruit for this one from a single block of old vines that gave huge, fully-ripe flavours with high natural acidity - that acidity being the key to this wine's ageing potential.

With lifted citrus on the nose and lovely grassy, lemony flavours now, it's a drop to really enjoy with seafoods while young, but put a few bottles away and watch it develop over the years into a more toasty, honeyed wine with a lemony butteriness. …

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