FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2nd DECEMBER 2014
McLeish Estate Wines- Unprecedented year of Accolades
Robert McLeish and the winemaking team at McLeish Estate Wines Hunter Valley are celebrating this year, following thirteen Trophy wins at recent regional, state and national wine shows including, the Trophy for ‘Best Australian Semillon’ at the Australian Boutique Wine Awards.
Among the Trophy awards received by McLeish Estate were ‘Best NSW Wine’, ‘Best Small Producer’ and ‘Best White Wine’ at the Sydney Royal Wine Show.
McLeish Estate Semillon has been a favourite amongst consumers, judges and critics throughout the year.
The McLeish Estate 2013 Chardonnay is yet to be released and was submitted to the shows receiving a series of Gold awards. When the wine hits the cellars of selected on- premise venues and stores, it will be doing so with national acclaim.
Robert McLeish describes how pleased they were to maintain the position as one of Australia’s most celebrated Australian Boutique wineries saying “as a family owned winery 2014 has seen unprecedented success of our prominent McLeish Estate Semillon, receiving trophy and award success at all notable wine shows in Australia throughout the year. These results are an attribute to our distinguished single vineyard in the Parish of Pokolbin and the brilliant winemaking team who continue to focus on the quality of these wines.”
The McLeish Estate 2007 Semillon shows vibrant aromas of lemongrass, lime and honeydew with aged complexity of honey silkiness and classic citrus flavours delivering wonderful length. It’s most recent success was winning a Trophy as the Best Semillon and Best White Wine at the NSW Small winemakers show, giving the wine a total of twenty three trophies, twenty four gold, seventeen silver and eight bronze to date.
On winning the Gold’s for the McLeish Estate 2013 Chardonnay Robert says, “the 2013 vintage truly had an impression on the white wines and we are ecstatic to have been acknowledged for the Estate Chardonnay with a series of three gold awards prior to the wines release”.
The McLeish Estate 2013 Chardonnay displays super fragrant and complex nectarine aromas with a luscious mix of white peach, cashew, honey nuances with melon fruit overtones on the palate, producing a powerful fruit driven quality with notes of spicy oak and extreme length thanks to mineral acidity. Prior to release this wine has received three gold medals, two silver and one bronze to date.
2007 Cellar Reserve Semillon is available now. McLeish Estate 2013 Chardonnay is scheduled for release in time for the festive season.
- McLeish Estate 2007 Semillon RRP $120.00
- McLeish Estate 2013 Chardonnay RRP $25.00
The McLeish Estate wines are produced in small quantities and are only available at cellar door, well-known restaurants and through the McLeish Estate website or through the Top Australian Wines website http://www.topaustralianwines.com.au/
The McLeish Estate 2007 Semillon & 2013 Chardonnay are also available in select restaurants in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
About McLeish Estate:
McLeish Estate winery is nestled in the heart of the Lower Hunter Valley in the ‘Parish of Pokolbin’, Australia’s oldest wine producing region.
The McLeish Estate vineyards were first planted with Semillon and Chardonnay in 1985 by former engineer Robert McLeish and his wife, Maryanne. After selling their fruit for many years, they opened a privately owned cellar door in 1995, which more recently has been rated a five star winery by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion since 2007.
McLeish Estate Wines, 462 DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin, NSW
For more details or product tastings please contact
Jessica McLeish at McLeish Estate Wines
Ph: 0431271289 OR (02) 499 877 54.