Wine of the Week AU

Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2011, Hunter Valley, AUD $75

A truly captivating wine with admirable depth and presence. There is a gentle thread of lemon butter wound around a citrus core. Ripe lime aromatics plus a hint of preserved lemon and a breath of buttery toast. It is at a perfect stage of its evolution and is an exemplary example of Hunter Valley semillon. It looks perfect from the first pour though do take care not to over-chill. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 11%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Seared scallops with capers and lemon

Stockists: Brokenwood Wines (AU & NZ); Five Way Cellars – NSW

Ranked #1 of 34 2011 Sémillon from Lower Hunter

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