McLeish Estate Wines Awarded World’s Best Semillon by International Wine Challenge

McLeish Estate Wines Awarded World’s Best Semillon by International Wine Challenge -

McLeish Estate Wines Awarded World’s Best Semillon By International Wine Challenge

McLeish Cellar Reserve Semillon Wins Three Trophies at the World’s Most Prominent Wine Show


McLeish Estate Wines has continued to excel on the world stage being awarded an unprecedented three (3) trophies at the 2016 London International Wine Challenge (IWC) for their Cellar Reserve Semillon 2007. This year’s results showcase the Hunter Valley produced Semillon on the world stage as the winner of:

  • Best NSW Semillon – Trophy
  • Best Australian Semillon – Trophy
  • Best International Semillon – Trophy

In its 33rd year the IWC is considered one of the world’s most highly regarded wine shows. Judging upwards of 13, 000 wines from 50 countries that are entered to the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition. In both 2012 and 2013 the McLeish Cellar Reserve Semillon was awarded at the IWC- this year sees the wine at the height of success with a trifecta trophy win.

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 unprecedented success of the Cellar Reserve Semillon 2007 says “This year’s IWC confirms what we have known for many years; we can be really proud of the top Hunter Semillon. More trophies than ever, and even higher quality”

This wine exhibits aromas of lemongrass, lime and green melon, delivering silken flavours of lime and kiwi fruit on the palate and finishing long with subtle white peach and excellent fruit/acid balance.

  • McLeish Estate Cellar Reserve Semillon 2007 RRP $220.00

The overall champion trophy winners for the Best International White Wine will be announced on the 7th July 2016 at the IWC Awards Dinner at the Park Lane Hotel in London.

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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


Media Contact:

Jessica McLeish at McLeish Estate Wines

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