Molly Morgan is a small producer from the Hunter Valley. In my view, semillon is the Hunter Valley’s unique contribution to the wine world, due to its low alcohol, its capacity for remarkable improvement with age, and its unique food friendly flavour. Molly Morgan’s 2011 semillon is a very good wine, and a bargain at $15.
Made by winemaker Simon Miles, its appearance is bright, with a pale intensity expression of lemon in colour. The nose is clean, with a between medium and pronounced intensity youthful aroma of lemon citrus, stones, waxy pear skins and an ever so slight note of star anise. The palate is dry, with high acid, no tannins, low alcohol (at only 11% abv), medium body and length, and a soft balance of flavours, predominantly lemon citrus and some stony minerality. A reasonably complex wine for only $15, that is drinking very well now. 88 points (very good)
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Tasted: April 2012