I’ve been singing the praises of Aldi wines in my last post but this time it’s a big round of applause for Tesco with this superb tasting 10-year-old Aussie Semillon currently selling at an unbelievable £5.99.
My only regret is that I didn’t try this earlier because unfortunately this wine will be unavailable soon, so I’ve been scouring the Tesco shelves buying up what I can at this brilliant price because ‘when it’s gone it’s gone’.
The wine in question is the McWilliams Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2005 from the Hunter Valley, Australia.
Lovely deep golden colour, a little greenish with pronounced aromas of apples, limes and tangerines with a petrol oilyness not too dissimilar to Riesling.
On first taste it’s a little spritzy, dry, very fresh and acidic considering its age. A mouthful of apples and limes along with that wonderful waxy, oily aftertaste. Complex flavours that change as the wine warms up, buttered toast and nutty but still retaining the sharp citrus fruits.
Ten years old now but still fresh and probably still has a few more years left yet to mature. Cleared my local Tesco of what was on the shelf and now currently looking around to find more.
So if you see any in the Hertfordshire area, hands off, leave me a comment telling me where and I happily take it off their hands.
Seriously though, if you’re a fan of Semillon and you find a bottle treat yourself you won’t be disappointed.
My Rating 8.5/10 Corks
Tesco Currently £5.99 (until 6/10/2015)