2015 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
We love Brokenwood; anything from Brokenwood. Hunter Valley has a well-earned reputation for excellent, dry semillons, and this bottle is no exception. Delicate aromas of green apple and lemon, which come through on the palate as barely sweet and long with a wonderful dry finish.
$18.89 as part of a mixed case.
18+ bottles available.
"The cool year has resulted in more grass and hay fruit characters. The color is perfect, lots of luminous green tints. There are citrus notes to the aromas as well. Lighter, fresh lime and lemongrass flavors on release as a young wine. Great acidity, and the 10.5 alcohol is perfect for summer drinking."
"Semillon is the traditional, premium white grape of New South Wales' Hunter Valley. This extremely versatile grape variety is typically harvested at a low baume in the Hunter, highlighting its fresh citrus and green apple notes and vibrant acidity. It can be enjoyed young in this style, or with substantial bottle maturation, showing attractive creamed honey and toasty notes when aged for 10 to 20 years. All fruit was hand-harvested with extreme care from Brokenwood's estate vineyards. The fruit was then crushed, chilled and pressed immediately in order to preserve the fresh fruit flavors and avoid phenolics. Juice was fermented with neutral yeasts in stainless steel only, with malolactic fermentation prevented in order to retain the crisp acidity."
"94 pts ... here’s a treasure trove of flavors in this wine ranging from citrus to a hint of stone fruit alongside lemongrass, making it a drop-dead drink-tonight (or whenever) proposition. Top gold medal in its class at the Adelaide Wine Show ’15."
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