Brokenwood Semillon 2008

Semillon from Hunter Valley, Australia

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Item No. 97590
  • JH94
  • ST90
  • WS89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Hunter Valley Semillon is a bright straw color with pale green tinges. Initial grassy notes dominate the nose, while more classic Hunter lime and lemon shine through with time in the glass. The palate is typically ethereal, yet with great intensity in the lemongrass and citrus flavors present. The natural acidity and clean crisp flavors make this a perfect example of Hunter Valley Semillon.

Critical Acclaim

"Crisp, fresh, zesty aromas and flavours, gaining velocity on the back-palate and finish, with notes of lemon/lemon rind; lingering aftertaste."
94 Points

"Bright straw. Pungent, spicy herbal, mineral and citrus aromas, plus a hint of anise. Limeade and pink grapefruit on the palate, with white pepper and bitter quinine notes adding vivacity. Firm, sharply focused and pure on the finish, with the lime note repeating. This uncompromising style will be too severe for some, but fans of truly dry wines will love it."
90 Points

"Light, tangy and refreshing for its deft balance of citrus, pear and apple flavors, persisting impressively on the delicate finish. Needs time to develop. Best after 2013. 300 cases imported."
89 Points

"The 2008 Hunter Valley Semillon was picked early because of rain but has still turned out well. Light straw-colored it exhibits aromas of candle wax, citrus, lemon curd, and mineral. Light in body (just 10% alcohol) but crisp and tasty, it will pair beautifully with seafood. It is Hunter Valley’s version of Txakoli. "
89 Points

Learn About Brokenwood Map ItMap It

Although based in Hunter Valley, Brokenwood"s practice of multi-district blending has been a major part of the company's philosophy since fruit from other regions was first sought in 1978. This unique approach and the resulting quality wines have cemented Brokenwood's place as one of Australia's most revered and consistent labels. Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has...

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Learn About Hunter Valley

Like the state it's in, New South Wales, Hunter Valley is hot and the traditional grapes are Shiraz & Semillon. But Chardonnay has become a popular and very produced variety. The hot weather gets the grapes super ripe, which in turn makes most of the wines big and rich.

Learn About Semillon

Semillon (sem-eel-YHON) Moldy-Goldie An essential white grape of Bordeaux, Semillon is a golden-berried goddess, producing some of the longest-lasting white wines ever made. It's the pride and joy of areas like Sauternes and Barsac for its ability to incur botrytis, or noble rot. The grape takes well to the fungus and in turn produces rich, golden,...

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