Brokenwood Semillon 2019 ~ Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
95/100 James Halliday
94/100 The Wine Front
95/100 James Halliday (2018 Vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2018 Vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
Silver Medal - The TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Gold Medal - Royal Queensland Wine Show (2018 Vintage)
James Halliday "Has a little bit extra to the fruit line. While still speaking to the classic lemon-accented aromas and flavours, there is an extra edge of lemon/passionfruit sorbet. The drinking window will remain open for as long as you wish.."
The Winemaker "A vibrant colour with a touch more than usual due to the sunshine. Lovely florals and lemongrass aromas. Mouth-filling flavours of pear and lemon pith balancing the zesty acid backbone. The aromas and fruit weight belie the 10.8% alcohol and reconfirm that the Hunter Valley produces fruit at optimal ripeness at much lower sugar levels. A classic Hunter Valley Semillon to enjoy now or will age gracefully over many years. "
James Halliday "A deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines. Its big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in '78 and has been working to totally rehabilitate the vineyard over the ensuing decades. It's been a vine by vine exercise, with a degree of experimentation of rootstocks and clonal material from other, even older vineyards. Next, there is a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the associated Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of a diverse business, and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood's high profile fresh and newsworthy. He has also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."
Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday. Consistently listed as a 5-star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.