Last month I published the first of my reports about leading Hunter Valley winery Brokenwood’s 40th birthday celebrations at which they showed every wine they’d ever made. That report (here) focused on a vertical of Brokenwood’s flagship Semillon, ILR Reserve (from 1992-2010).
Today I’ve posted my second report, focused on a vertical of the “regular” Semillon, from 1982-2010 (pictured), the earliest vintages of which were open fermented and wood aged wines. Still with a story to tell I might add. In fact, as you’ll see, though the regular Semillon is made in a more forward style than ILR, it’s also possessed of excellent longevity and rewards time in bottle.
My favourites? The 1994, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007. And of the rare single vineyard Semillons I’ve also included in this report, Brokenwood Oakey Creek Semillon 2004 and Brokenwood Semillon Belford Block 8 2006. You can check out my tasting notes on my Australia Regional Report page here.