Brokenwood Semillon 2012

Semillon from Hunter Valley, Australia

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Item No. 128918
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH92
  • ST91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 10.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Plenty of pale green tints. Lifted grassy citrus characters on the aromas. Sweet fruit flavors intially on the palate with some Bickford lime cordial notes. Excellent acid structure, importantly balanced with the fruit, long carry on the finish as well. Perfect in its youth, will bottle age gracefully for those that want a mature style.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale quartz; operates in strict compliance with the 'ain't broke, don't fix it' nostrum, its fragrant bouquet and lively palate with hallmark lemon/lemongrass/citrus lengthened by lively acidity."
92 Points

"Bright straw. Lively, pungent scents of lime zest, quinine and jalapeno, with a subtle floral nuance. Racy, firm and crisp in the mouth, with deeper suggestions of pear and fig and a waxy note. Closes dry and precise, with excellent clarity and lingering spiciness. This wine is destined for a long, slow evolution and represents remarkable value."
91 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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