Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon, Hunter Valley 2009 AUD $75
A classic semi-mature semillon: light yellow hue and fresh herbal, lemony aromas amazingly youthful and barely beginning to show toastiness. Intense, delicate, zesty vibrancy, great flavour and finesse. Long, refreshingly dry, appetizing finish. (10.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap)
Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com
Ageing: Drink now to seven years.
Food: Pan-fried flathead with verjuice.
Stockists: Sixty Darling Street Fine Wines (NSW); Prince Wine Store, South Melbourne (Vic.)
Ranked #4 of 48 2009 Sémillon tasted from Lower Hunter
Price Benchmark: AUD $45.33 Avg 97pt 2009 Sémillon tasted from Australia