Brokenwood Semillon 2009
Semillon from Hunter Valley, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Excellent, luminous green/yellow color. Lifted zesty, lemongrass aromas with some sweet
apple blossom characters. Fruit dominant on the palate but typical tight structure with citrus
acid finish. Initial lime plus cut grass flavors. Perfect balance of fruit, alcohol and acid.
An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward early drinking or cellaring.
"Very pale straw-green; the wine has a delicate yet positive flowery bouquet, hinting at what is to come on the vivid mid-palate, with citrus to the fore, and background touches of stone fruits, the zesty acidity cleanses the finish and guarantees a long life if you wish to cellar it. "
Australian Wine Companion
"The clear, platinum-like color sets this up as a classic, unwooded Hunter semillon. Like the color, its flavors are nearly invisible, ghosting nutty wheat and green apple, buzzing with malic acidity. With air and each subsequent taste, the flavors grow increasingly long. The lovely brisk balance predicts this will age with grace; for drinking ten to 12 years out with grilled prawns or langoustines."
Wine & Spirits
"Pale yellow. Pungent lime, capsicum, minerals and fresh herbs on the nose. Then densely packed and light on its feet, with a refreshing quality to its lime zest, lemongrass and fresh herb flavors. Impressively energetic and tangy on the back end, which is concentrated, dry and uncompromising. This racy, distinctive wine could easily be snuck into a blind tasting of dry rieslings."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2009 Hunter Valley Semillon provides a bit more weight and alcohol (11%) than the 2008, with intense aromas of fresh pears, white peach, lemongrass and jasmine. There is really nice tension, a tad youthful but approachable now with lots of citrus and stone fruit flavors, a yeasty/honeyed character lending balance to the acid, and a silken texture as well as a long finish. Drink 2010-2018.
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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
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
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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