Brokenwood Semillon 2008 (12 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, New South Wales

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Overview

Brokenwood boasts an impressive array of premium quality wines, sourced from ‘all the right regions, for all the right reasons’

Region:
NSW - Hunter Valley
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

94 Points Crisp, fresh, zesty aromas and flavours, gaining velocity on the back-palate and finish, with notes of lemon / lemon rind; lingering aftertaste. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09

When choosing wine to match with food, less is often more - and this is the perfect example. A subtle, understated young semillon is no better friend to fish. This one is lemony and lithe. Greg Duncan Powell. Grazia 3 Aug-09

"With a lifted creamed honey nose, this wine has delicate lemon flavours and is nicely balanced with tangy citrus on the palate, fine acidity and good length." tiol Liquor News (Australia), April 2009

Top 100 Wines 94 Points "A perennial favourite with a proud 25 year history under the direction of CEO Iain Riggs, hand picked, cool fermented and bottled early. It has crisp, fresh, zesty aromas and flavours, gaining velocity on the back palate and finish, with notes of lemon rind and mineral on the finish and lingering aftertaste." Weekend Australian, James Halliday (Australia), 09 Nov 08

93 Points "This wine is at once tight, fresh and zesty with lemon fruit concentration and at the same time fleshy with pineapple. Gorgeously drinkable, right now." Wine Business Monthly, Tyson Stelzer (Australia), November 2008

Winery Tasting Notes

As can be expected for such a ‘shady’ summer, excellent pale green colour. Initial grassy note to the aroma. More classic Hunter lime and cut-grass in the background. The feature of Semillon from a year like 2008 is the low alcohol and low ‘weight’ mouth feel but great lemongrass flavours and citrus acidity. The alcohol is in fact sitting on 10% which is one of lower levels of recent years. The task for Brokenwood winemakers is to limit the overt gooseberry/snow pea like characters possible from such a year. While attractive early they can become too strong with bottle age. The natural acidity and clean crisp flavours makes this a perfect fresh Semillon.

Vintage
2008
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
10%

Winery Profile

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At nearly 40 years young, Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to not only an iconic vineyard with the Graveyard Vineyard but to the preservation of a wine fraternity that proudly has as its mission statement, 'to make great wine and have fun'.

The original land that was to become the Cricket Pitch Vineyard was purchased in 1970 and planted immediately to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Graveyard Vineyard, planted to Shiraz in 1968, was bought in 1978 and by the mid 1980s was producing a premium Single Vineyard wine. The first Langton's Classification of Premium Australian Wine was launched in 1993 and the Graveyard Shiraz was then, and remains, the highest-placed Hunter Valley Shiraz.

The Hunter Valley is renowned for its dry table wines of Semillon and Shiraz. Brokenwood's production of these is further supported by premium grapes from as far afield as Orange, Beechworth and McLaren Vale.

Today, Brokenwood boasts an impressive array of premium quality wines, sourced from 'all the right regions, for all the right reasons', from the Graveyard Shiraz to the Cricket Pitch Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cricket Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot.

“Our philosophy is to produce wine that focuses on the unique regional characteristics of the Hunter Valley and premium wine regions throughout Australia.” Iain Riggs, Chief Winemaker & Managing Director, Brokenwood Wines.

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