Brokenwood Semillon 2009 (12 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, New South Wales

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Overview

Fruit dominant on the palate but typical tight structure with citrus acid finish. Initial lime plus cut grass flavours. Perfect balance of fruit, alcohol and acid. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward early drinking or cellaring.

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

Expert Reviews

A delicate yet positive flowery bouquet, hints at what is to come on the vivid mid-palate, with citrus to the fore, and background touches of stone fruits, the zesty acidity cleanses the finish and guarantees a long life if you wish to cellar it. Screwcap.Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

A pale straw colour with a fresh nose of lemon-lime, wet stone and grassy, floral notes. The palate is full, with lively acid and a fairly long finish with leesy notes. At only 11% alcohol, this is a terrific food wine, especially for seafood, but it will also develop complexity with extended aging. Craig Pinhey, www.wineacecss.ca(28/OCT/2010)

Crisp parsley, celery herbals on release, after three years grows smoother showing hints of honey, lanolin and wax.Rating 89 - Robert Geddes MW (01/AUG/2010)

The heritage of classic, age-worthy Brokenwood Hunter Semillons continues. This 09 offers lemon and laundry soap aromas with a whisper of gooseberry - clean and appetising - and tastes piercing and superfine. Its a bit severe in the mouth and the fruit is subdued, but given bottle age it should develop depth and complexity. 5 Stars - Ralph Kyte-Powell, Age (27/JUL/2010)

A perennial bargain, and on fine form in 2009, this summer quaffer has enough charm to leave any Sauvignon addict begging for another glass. With pristine lemon fruit, nuances of nutmeg and a delightfully crisp finish, it’s got it all going for it.Rating 93 - Tyson Stelzer, WBM (01/FEB/2010)

An enticing Hunter Valley drop: cutgrass aromas and intense citrus flavours.Top 5 Wine to buy and cellar - John Fordham(03/JAN/2010)

Typically pale with lemongrass, herbal and lemon verbena aromas and similar flavours on a tight, beautifully lean, crisp and minerally dry palate...Graeme Phillips, Sunday Tasmanian (06/DEC/2009)

Its hard to imagine a more consistent white anywhere in Australia than this Hunter Valley institution... Theres loads of good fruit with lemon zest and grassy flavours, some herbs tending to show through, loads of crisp acid and a bone dry finish.Rick Allen, Manly Daily (06/NOV/2009)

A good all-rounder, this offers a mix of grassy elements and intense lemon citrus too – really settled and expressive in its youth. The palate has a fine, tangy entry with some rounder shape building through the middle and plenty of citrus flavour through the finish. Balanced like a champ! Rating 90 - Nick Stock, Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010(01/DEC/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Excellent, luminous green/yellow colour.

Aroma

Lifted zesty, lemon grass aromas with some sweet apple blossom characters.

Palate

Fruit dominant on the palate but typical tight structure with citrus acid finish. Initial lime plus cut grass flavours. Perfect balance of fruit, alcohol and acid. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward early drinking or cellaring.

Food Matching

Asian food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2009

Vintage
2009
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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