Ashbrook Semillon 2011 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

The Semillon was fermented and matured without oak to allow the varietal characteristics to be fully expressed. The palate is clean and flavoursome with pleasant fruit sweetness characterising the full bodied palate ending in a crisp, refreshing finish. This wine demonstrates the excellent palate structure of Semillon.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Light straw-green; a wine full of flavour, a fleeting glimpse of fresh-cut grass before ripe citrus and some tropical fruit takes over; with an almost succulent mouthfeel; simply can't be compared to Hunter Valley semillon, and delicious now.Drink to 2016: Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The wine has an elegant, fresh fruity aroma with overtones of cut grass.

Palate

The palate is clean and flavoursome with pleasant fruit sweetness characterising the full bodied palate ending in a crisp, refreshing finish. This wine demonstrates the excellent palate structure of Semillon.

Vintage Condition

South Western Australia had the best of vintages in 2011, and particularly when compared to most other regions in Australia. Margaret River and Ashbrook Estate in particular produced good yields of high quality wine grapes. After some encouraging early winter rainfall the season ended up being one of the driest on record with little rainfall from mid winter to early into the New Year.

The dry, sunny summer and autumn provided perfect ripening conditions for all varieties. Picking times were on average 2 to 3 weeks earlier than normal. An excellent growing season produced sweet, full flavoured grapes in excellent condition.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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“This estate is one of the quietest and highest achievers in Australia, maintaining excellent viticulture and fastidious winemaking. It is hard to choose between the complex, herby, tropical Semillon, or subtly oaked, long Chardonnay, the crisp Sauvignon Blanc or briar- and cassis Cabernet.” James Halliday.

In 1975, after considerable evaluation and thorough searching for land suitable for premium wine production, the Devitt family purchased and named Ashbrook Estate in Wilyabrup.

It is one of the ten original vineyard wineries in Margaret River and to this day is still owned and operated by the Devitts. With abundant technical expertise, a rare and highly sought after location, an ideal climate and a well equipped winery, Ashbrook has an enviable record for consistently producing high quality wines.

At Ashbrook the vines are mainly grown on specialised Lyre trellis to maximise flavour development. All fruit is hand picked. Ashbrook is one of the few wine producers where all fruit processed is estate grown and all wine is made and bottled on site using their own equipment. This gives greater focus and control over the total winemaking process.

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