Brokenwood `ILR Reserve` Semillon 2009 (6 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $75

$59.99 per Bottle
$359.94 per pack

Overview

A gem of the Hunter Valley, Brokenwood's Ultimate Flagship White Wine, celebrating Semillon and carrying the initials of Chief Winemaker Iain Leslie Riggs.

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

Expert Reviews

Little or no colour change; the bouquet is distinctly aromatic, but still focused on primary fruit, not toast or honey; the palate is electrifying, drawing saliva from the mouth with its mix of unsweetened lemon juice/lemon zest and life-giving acidity, the DNA of great semillon, protected by the screwcap for decades. Rating 97 - Drink by 2029, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2015)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This wine has a beautiful colour, and perfect grapes/ripening means nothing interferes with the gentle aging.

Aroma

As the wine warms up, the citrus and some florals come in. Bees wax and then ‘toast’ will come in a few years.

Palate

Lively palate, plenty of citrus pith and seamless acidity. A perfect follow up to the near perfect 2007 ILR and a wine that has a long future in front of it.

Enjoy.

Food Matching

Asian food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy & Gold - 'Best Semillon' 2015 Shanghai International Wine Challenge

Gold Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015

Vintage
2009
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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