2007 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon
Hunter Valley, South Australia

For the Semillon lovers amongst us, this is one of the ultimate treats. Bone dry, totally refreshing and beyond wonderful. Hints of stone fruits are there, but it is the bracing minerality which is so enjoyable. Hunter Valley is one of the finest producers of dry Semillon in Australia, and you are contemplating one of the very best.

98 JH; 92 ST

2007 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon


$40.49 as part of a mixed case.

Sorry, sold out. ETA pending.

Winemaker's Notes
"Luminous green in color. Aromas are of lifted lime cordial and citrus zest, as well as the desirable bees wax and emerging toast for bottle age. A fuller, richer palate structure with flavours of honey, cut grass and toast abound. The increase in texture, almost oak-like, is part of the magic of Hunter Semillon. Excellent acid structure that will see this wine reach ten plus years without problems. 11.5% alc."

Technical Notes
"As per the typical Hunter style, the Semillon fruit was picked at low baume with great fruit weight and flavor intensity, alongside brilliant and focused acidity. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks to preserve the pristine fruit characters and aromatics, lasting 3-4 weeks. The wine was then cold-settled, racked and filtered prior to bottling, without any influence from malolactic fermentation or oak."
James Halliday
"98 pts ... Incredibly pale, although bright, straw-green; this is the best ILR so far made; while delicate and elegant, the citrus, lemongrass and mineralcomponents are utterly seamless, the palate of perfect balance and length. Arguably its Achilles heel is the pleasure it gives now, as too few will experience the increased complexity of further age."

Stephen Tanzer
"92 pts ... Pale yellow. Pungent, highly perfumed aromas of candied fig, pear and lemon rind, with a suggestion of honey in the background. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering intenseorchard and citrus fruit flavors that stain the palate. Closes with mounting spiciness and very good focus and persistence, leaving spice and bitter quinine notes behind. The 1999 version of this wine is just beginning to hit its stride, by the way, and should continue to age well for another decade, at a minimum."