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2013 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon

2013 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    At 6 years of age on release, the colour is just starting to show some development with yellow tints complimenting the green edges. Lifted almond bread and the floral notes heading to bees wax and toast. Lively lime juice, Bickford cordial characters and backed by a superb zesty acidity. The magic of Hunter Valley Semillon on display with texture, fruit weight and great length from a wine that sees no oak. The ILR Reserve Semillon is released from the best years and this is a beauty.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Located in the foothills of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Ranges, Brokenwood was originally zoned as a cricket ground for the local community before being acquired by three self-professed weekend winemakers in 1970. Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday were Sydney-based solicitors looking for somewhere to pursue a wine hobby when they established Brokenwood, the first vintage of which was picked in 1973. The famed ‘Graveyard Vineyard’ was the vacant lot next door, named so because council planners originally designated it (but never utilised it), as a cemetery. So it too was acquired by Brokenwood in 1978 and remains the sole source of grapes for the label’s flagship Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz. In 1982 Brokenwood expanded into white wine which coincided with the arrival of Chief Winemaker Iain Riggs. To this day, white wine continues to be a large part of Brokenwood's total production. From its humble beginnings, Brokenwood has grown to be an internationally recognised wine brand, with the flagship wines - Graveyard Shiraz and the ILR Semillon - being highly sought after each vintage. They have also expanded their vineyard holdings, with sites in Beechworth and McLaren Vale, as well as their traditional Hunter vineyards.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 97 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Graveyard's sister, released when it is at least 5yo, and like Graveyard, not produced every year. This is a very youthful version, still on the path towards maturity, but all the better for that. It is pliable, has succulent lanolin and Meyer lemon flavours, the acidity perfect.

    96 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    This is a fantastic white with sliced mango and papaya. Lots of lemon, too. Some brioche. Crushed stone. Full-bodied with creamy and crunchy texture and bright and energetic acidity. Long and flavorful. Released with six years of bottle age. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

    96 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Light to mid-yellow colour, with a dry-straw, fresh and herb and lightly cashew-nutty bouquet. The wine is rich in the mouth thanks to development and concentrated fruit. The acidity is refreshing on the finish and it’s very moreish. A delicious wine of great personality and persistence. Excellent.

    95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Very light yellow hue, with a lightly-toasty bouquet, which is still fresh and youthful. The wine is juicy and almost seems a touch sweet, but it's the nice ripe fruit and purity that does that. Lovely.

    95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Very light yellow hue, with a lightly-toasty bouquet, which is still fresh and youthful. The wine is juicy and almost seems a touch sweet, but it's the nice ripe fruit and purity that does that. Lovely.

    94 POINTS

    DANIEL HONAN - DECANTER


    Despite rain on Australia Day, 2013 began with some of the warmest daytime temperatures on record, and so the vintage got underway earlier than anticipated. Iridescent grassy-green hues veil the promise of pale gold tints to come. Yuzu, lemon, cool honey and lime rind scents mingle with flavours of white melon and the crunch of fresh green apple. The palate is gripped by the acid and a talc-like texture holding this Hunter Semillon’s inevitable grace back a while longer.

    92 POINTS

    DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019 - SILVER


    Subdued nose with small hints of buttered toast. Lemon concentration on the palate with a fresh, high acidity.

    JULIA HARDING MW - JANCISROBINSON.COM


    Less developed than the Mt Pleasant Lovedale 2013, more lime and less toasty, plus a touch of honey. Still very youthful, super-crisp, tight and piercing but with a fine line of lemon and lime fruit and just the start of a that hazelnut complexity. Still too young. Score: 17+/20