A simply perfect wine for the days and nights ahead when you need a refreshing aromatic wine that also has length and depth of flavour to match any food and occasion. The breakdown of this delicious refreshing wine is 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon which means you have both in spades. The wine has the beautiful soft grassy aromas lifted by the addition of 15% Semillon and is beautifully pale straw with tinges of green in colour. Due to 24% barrel fermentation on both the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc in older French oak, this SBS is fuller on the palate which adds weight to the mouth feel.
The palate is aligned and taught with energetic fruit and acidity lying alongside fruit with good concentration, lively and a finely balanced finish. Another example from a great vintage of an excellent food wine with a rich and generous bouquet of tropical fruit linear depth to stimulate the senses. An ideal food accompaniment with seafood dishes like prawns, Mussels with white wine and cream, lemon garlic butter snapper and fish curry.
Past Vintage reviews
Past Accolades and Awards:
Tony Love, Taste: 4 glasses From Brokenwood's home territory in the Hunter, which had a cracker of a vintage this year, comes this drink-now style of semillon that shows a richer and fuller presence, though not an ounce of flab, so it's still wonderfully floral and fresh to start, showing expressive fruit and a grounded, minerally under-layer.
James Halliday: 94 ...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.
Huon Hooke: 90 Ranked 8 of 21 2013 Sémillon tasted from Lower Hunter Light yellow colour. Lightly toasty, lemony aromas, lemon pith, the straw and toasty aromas giving away the first glimpse of bottle-age. Delicate, restrained, soft and finely textured. Frisky acidity in balance. Lovely ready drinking wine.
Mike Bennie: 93 So racy and fine, tinny almost but not without charm, just slotted into a precise, crisp frame and given a shed load of energy from nervous acidity and very pure, fine citrus fruit character. Thread through the eye of a needle and utterly delicious in its own, frisky, fine boned way. So tense, so much vitality, so good.
Tyson Stelzer: 92 A mesmerising paradox: Moreish from day one and it can live for thirty years, as a recent vertical proved! The 2011 is clean and even, with precise lemon juice and cut grass lingering fine and long; a delicate flick of ripeness provides approachability on the finish. A confident vintage for this label.
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