Brokenwood Sticky Wicket Semillon 2017 Half Bottle - Hunter Valley Australia
Like all dessert wines, this wine is bottled in a half 375ml bottle.
James Halliday 5 Star Winery
Qantas Magazine "The flavours swamp the palate, luscious crème brûlée, glacé fruit and sweetness. A perfect example of a Brokenwood Sticky Wicket."
The Winemaker "This wine is deep gold in colour with intense citrus peel aromas combining honey and caramelised sugar notes. Although low in alcohol, it has a luscious mouth feel from the retained sugar. Crème brulee and peel flavours continue on the palate supported by a zesty citrus acid. A superb dessert rich style without any cloying characters."
"This wine is from a specially selected parcel of Semillon grapes that had a percentage of Botrytis or Noble Rot as it is sometimes known. A combination of the Botrytis and raisin fruit has allowed a luscious dessert style to be made. The Botrytis infection of the grapes results in two things – one being the dehydration of the berry which causes concentration of fruit flavour as well as sugar and two being the added flavour (in a positive sense) of the Botrytis mould itself".
Pair with fresh fruit, light dessert or pour over ice cream.
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 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.