Brokenwood ILR Semillon 2003 (6 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, New South Wales

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Overview

An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward drinking now or further cellaring.

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

Expert Reviews

95 Points / 5 Stars Very pale and young for its age, this classic Semillon is destined to be long-lived. It shows some typical Hunter smokiness and still retains lemony primary fruit. The palate is light, delicate and savoury, with seamless texture and delicacy. Huon Hooke Gourmet Traveller WINE Jul-09

5 Stars "A number of excellent aged Hunter semillons from the 03 vintage have arrived on the market in the past year. This may be the best so far. It offers complex citrus peel, wax, honey and linseed aromas, with a light toasty thread. Its fresh in the mouth, despite having gained richness from bottle age. It finishes firm and dry. " Epicure - The AGE, Ralph Kyte Powell (Australia), 16 Jun 09

94 Points & 5 Stars "…intense lemon curd and mouth watering acidity…" Gourmet Traveller WINE, Andrew Caillard MW (Australia), April 2009

94 Points "I’ve not met many 2003 Hunter Semillons that I really like, but I like this one. Oh yes indeed... Hay, nuts, citrus and lime rind with an impressive granny smith apple acid crunch and very little of the oiliness you find in many from this vintage. It’s rich and full (in context) but looks fresh and lively - the length and sherbetty aftertaste particularly rewarding. Very good indeed (as wine types so often like to say)." www.winefront.com.au, Gary Walsh (Australia), 24 Mar 09

Winery Tasting Notes

Still pale green/yellow in colour with lifted blossom and citrus notes release at 5 years of age just starting to show Hunter Valley Semillon hay/toast. Hunter Semillon is traditionally low in alcohol however the palate takes on richness and depth that is unique to the regions premier white style. Often confused as an oak character the rich flavour is just from the aging. This can often have a lime juice edge with a long, clean finish. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward drinking now or further cellaring.

Vintage
2003
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11%

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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