Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2011
$5999each
$719DOZEN
WineryBrokenwood
Fruit Semillon
Regions Hunter
  New South Wales
Each $59.99
$719.00
Available in cartons of six
What makes a great vintage for Hunter Valley Semillon? Most would say one without flooding rain, ravaging fires or devastating drought. While this is certainly important, balance in the wine reigns supreme. Mid January always brings with it a slight nervousness, having been battered vintage after vintage with drought and pouring rain, is it any wonder that black cats are avoided and ladders given a wide berth? The magic of Hunter Semillon on display, texture and weight from a wine that sees no oak, only ever released in the finest years, ILR Reserve is a beauty.
Brokenwood's first vintage was a labour of love for the partners, friends and families conscripted to help. Grapes were carried to the winery in the back seat of Len Evans Bentley. Since then, the estate has learned to live with drought and adversity, and to nourish it's precious vines on a wing and a prayer. In 1982, Brokenwood extended its operations to include the jewel of the Hunter Valley and planted it's vineyards to Semillon. Harvesting is all done by hand, grapes are crushed, chilled and immediately pressed. Neutral yeasts are applied and the juices are inoculated for vinification in fermenters, unwooded and unoaked without any malolactic.
TASTING NOTES
Yellow green hues. Lifted almond bread and florals, bees wax and toast, Bickford lime. Distinctive Hunter lemongrass/ straw, sweet apple blossom flavours, sweet fruits initially on the palate, perfect ripeness and excellent acid structure, great length of kafir lime and apple blossom. An evolving, endless finish on a length of pitted stonefruit kernels, preserved peel, calico and old lace. Truly the benchmark in new world, old vineyard Semillon.
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About the Brokenwood Winery
Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia's most reputable wine labels
Brokenwood was founded by a trio of Sydney-based solicitors, Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday, who paid a then record price of $970 per acre for a 10-acre block in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. The original block - originally planned as a cricket ground for the local community was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Brokenwood»