MEDIA RELEASE THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
McLeish Estate Wines Awarded NSW Best White Wine at the NSW Small Winemakers Show
McLeish Cellar Reserve Semillon Wins Best White Wine of Show
McLeish Estate Wines has continued to excel on the national wine show circuit being awarded at the 2016 NSW Small Winemakers Show, Best White Wine of Show for their Cellar Reserve Semillon 2009.
In its 25th year the NSW Small Winemakers Show is considered one of the states most highly regarded wine shows. Judging upwards of 500 wines from the top NSW wine producers and most meticulously judged wine competition. In 2014 the McLeish Cellar Reserve Semillon 2007 was awarded at the NSW show- this year sees the next Cellar Reserve release wine receiving major success.
This year celebrates the 31st vintage for McLeish Estate Wines, with Robert & Maryanne McLeish overseeing all aspects of the Hunter Valley family owned estate. The Semillon is produced using hand harvested fruit from the iconic McLeish Estate single vineyard planted in 1985. The estate Semillon range that is currently available showcases the same pedigree of exceptional quality.
The Semillon has become the jewel of the boutique estate and in low quantities it is now revered as one of the world’s most awarded Semillon’s. Owner Robert McLeish on the outstanding success of the Cellar Reserve Semillon 2009 says “The McLeish Estate single vineyard Semillon continues to excel at wine shows throughout Australia and internationally. The recent trophy highlights the success of our vineyard manager and viticulture practices and skills of our incredible winemaking team, in crafting Semillon’ that have longevity.”
With bottle age complexity, the Cellar Reserve 2009 is receiving high praise as the Best White Wine at state wine show. This wine exhibits luminous quartz colour. Zingy aromas of lemongrass and lime dominate the nose. The palate delivers a fruit dominance and tight structure with citrus finish. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward from seven (7) years of bottle age.
- McLeish Estate Cellar Reserve Semillon 2009 RRP $70.00
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About McLeish Estate Wines
McLeish Estate produces six varietals- Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The McLeish Estate wines are produced in small quantities and are available at the cellar door, selected well-known restaurants and through the McLeish Estate website www.mcleishestatewines.com.au
Jessica McLeish at McLeish Estate Wines
P: (02) 4998 754 M: 0431 2712 89