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Brokenwood-HV-Semillon-2015-750mL

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The cool year has resulted in more grass/hay fruit characters. The colour is perfect, lots of luminous green tints. There are citrus notes to the aromas as well. Lighter, fresh lime and lemongrass flavours on release as a young wine. Great acidity, and the 10.5% alcohol is perfect for summer drinking.
 
 
 
Awards
 
Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015 Silver Medals - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2015 / Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015 / Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2015
 
 
 
Vinification
 
Harvesting all by hand, the fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Neutral yeasts were used for the fermentation, bottled in May. No oak and no malolactic ferment, only stainless steel.
Winemaker
   
 
 
Comments
 
If we have said it once, we have said it a million times, the word normal just doesn’t exist for the Hunter Valley. There was a three week turn around in picking compared to 2014, and most Semillon was off in the last week of January. It was a very dry winter of 2014 with only 54mm of rain from May to July. A very good budburst and spring, but then a cold and wet December resulting in quite large canopies and disease pressure. Thankfully all of our Semillon is handpicked and the vineyard team did a great job of getting clean, sound fruit in. This vintage is stylistically on song, but a smaller production of Semillon than usual. All fruit was harvested before the damaging East Coast low wreaked havoc on the Hunter Valley.
Food Pairing
Asian food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters.

 

 

Brokenwood

Brokenwood-ILR Reserve-Semillon-2009-750mL

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Semillon of the Year, James Halliday Wine Companion 2016

8 Trophies / 9 Gold Medals / 4 Silver Medals

 

8 TROPHIES  :

Royal Queensland Wine Show, 2016 Trophy - Best Semillon of Show Trophy - Best Mature White of Show Trophy - Best Single Vineyard White of Show Trophy - RNA Best White of Show Sydney Royal Wine Show, 2016 Trophy - Best Semillon of Show Trophy - Best Mature White of Show NSW Wine Industry Awards, 2015 Trophy - Best Mature White Shanghai International Wine Challenge, 2015 Trophy - Best Semillon of Show

9 GOLD Medals :

Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016 - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2016 - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016 - Winewise Championship 2016 - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 - NSW Wine Industry Awards 2015 - Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2015 - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015 - The National Wine Show of Australia 2015

4 SILVER Medals : 

Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016 - Hunter Valley Wine Show, 2015 - Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 2015 - Royal Queensland Wine Show, 2015

 

POINTS

97 Points Australian Wine Companion, 2016 / James Halliday The Australian, 2016 / James Halliday WineWise Championship, 2016 / Lester Jesberg huonHOOKE.com, 2016 / Huon Hooke Weekend Australian Magazine Top 100, 2015 / James Halliday WineWise Online, 2015 / Lester Jesberg

96 Points Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, 2015 / Nick Bullied

95 Points huonHOOKE.com, 2015 / Huon Hooke

94 Points Real Reviews, 2015 / Huon Hooke 92 Points Wine and Spirits Magazine USA, 2015 / Joshua Greene Vinous USA, 2016 / Josh Raynolds Wine Enthusiast - Cellar Selection USA, 2016 / Joe Czerwinski

92 Points Wine and Spirits Magazine USA, 2015 / Joshua Greene Vinous USA, 2016 / Josh Raynolds Wine Enthusiast - Cellar Selection USA, 2016 / Joe Czerwinski

 

This wine has a beautiful colour, and perfect grapes/ripening means nothing interferes with the gentle aging. As the wine warms up, the citrus and some florals come in. Bees wax and then ‘toast’ will come in a few years. Lively palate, plenty of citrus pith and seamless acidity. A perfect follow up to the near perfect 2007 ILR and a wine that has a long future in front of it.

 

Brokenwood

Jim Barry-The Benbournie-Cabernet Sauvignon-2010-750mL

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Yalumba-The Cigar-Cabernet Sauvignon-2012-750mL

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The Cigar is a name coined by Coonawarra Vignerons to describe the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil. Home to some of Australia’s most famous vineyards, the secret of Coonawarra lies in the intimate bond between the terra rossa soil, limestone layers, pure artisan water and a long cool ripening season. Fortunate to be part of this iconic place, Yalumba salutes the region’s pioneers and those privileged to inherit its future.

 

VINTAGE CONDITIONS:

Good winter rains replenished soil moisture level and an early burst of warm weather initiated bud-burst a few weeks earlier than normal. Shoot growth proceeded rapidly and the early head start was maintained through November and December. January and February were dry so our winemaker and vineyard manager had few concerns and held high expectations for the vintage. Their hopes were realised and the grapes reached full ripeness and maturity easily. Harvest was completed by March 30.

 

WINEMAKING/VITICULTURE:

Yalumba The Cigar is made through traditional small lot winemaking techniques.The grapes are crushed to small static fermenters, ensuring good extraction of colour and tannin. The grapes stay on skins for around seven days, though some tanks are given extended skin contact before pressing.The wine is matured for 22 months in mainly French oak hogsheads and barriques; 28 per cent of them new.

 

TASTING NOTES:

This wine has a full nose with intense savoury blackcurrant fruit and cherry ripe highlights. The wine’s palate shows a warmer vintage and opens with cassis and ripe cherries. There are layers of plum and cherry fruit entwined with middle weight tannins, giving a lengthy savoury textured finish.

 

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Yalumba-The Octavius Old Vine-Shiraz-2012-750mL

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Yalumba-The Signature-Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon-2013-750mL

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They release their 55th iteration of Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz – a superb 2013 vintage that honours Andrew Murphy. they raise a glass of this wine to celebrate Murph’s years of service, commencing in the Cellar he rose to Cellar Manager, qualified as a Winemaker, was promoted to Operations Manager in 1992 and today is Director of Wine.

 

Terroir & Site:

The Cabernet Sauvignon components were sourced entirely from the Barossa Valley, with five main vineyards selected. The vineyards of Trevor Fromm, near Williamstown, the Brooks vineyard at Gomersal, the Cowham Light Pass vineyard and the Crown Village vineyard, in the Krondorf foothills. These components all provide the rich lifted Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics and palate structure that The Signature is known for the majority of the Shiraz comes from the Schiller family vineyard north of Nuriootpa on the Barossa Valley floor. Four blocks were selected with vines planted between 1925 and 1969. These blocks provide the Shiraz sweetness, fullness, depth and add many layers of complexity.

 

Winemaking & Viticulture:

Dry and warm conditions during the 2013 growing season produced Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz crops with smaller bunches and berries full of concentrated flavour. All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either eight-tonne open fermenters or six-tonne static potter fermenters using wild yeasts. These wild yeasts have helped contribute individual complexities to the wine, creating richness and fine textures. 

 

Tasting notes: 

The colour of The Signature 2013 is almost impenetrable, this is a wine of aromatics and fineness with great depth of concentration. Showing dark red powdery currants and the leafy freshness of mint and cool spices, the aromatics are complex Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is all about Shiraz with dark plum, licorice and a potpourri of berry fruits, round, rich and complete with an ironstone depth of tannin, giving the support that will take this through the cellar for a very long time. Not to be opened for at least 5 years, but if you weaken, enjoy with a char grilled rump steak with all the extras.

 

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