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2013 Brokenwood Semillon

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  • 750ML
  • JH94
  • JS93
  • ST92
  • CH91
  • W&S90
  • WA89
  • WS88

Reviews

JH94
James Halliday - James Halliday, January 2013
Delicious semillon, its quality obvious. Fresh and racy with dry, textural elements through the finish. Citrus, lemongrass, hay-like elements, and a sweet milky character. A vigourous, energetic wine. It has the cut to... Delicious semillon, its quality obvious. Fresh and racy with dry, textural elements through the finish. Citrus, lemongrass, hay-like elements, and a sweet milky character. A vigourous, energetic wine. It has the cut to see it age well, but it also has upfront appeal.
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Aromas of sliced apples, pears and honey. Some flint here too. It's full-bodied with light apple pie, minerals and citrus. Flavorful finish too. A long time favorite for me and this is the real deal at entry level... Aromas of sliced apples, pears and honey. Some flint here too. It's full-bodied with light apple pie, minerals and citrus. Flavorful finish too. A long time favorite for me and this is the real deal at entry level price so don't miss it. Drink now. Screw cap.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Light yellow. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by notes of white flowers, ginger and anise. Dry, nervy and sharply focused, offering zesty orange and green apple flavors and a refreshing... Light yellow. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by notes of white flowers, ginger and anise. Dry, nervy and sharply focused, offering zesty orange and green apple flavors and a refreshing touch of bitter quinine. Finishes firm, stony and very long, with resonating spiciness and excellent clarity. This is the most powerful and expressive rendition of this iconic Hunter semillon I've tasted to date.
CH91
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
Pale straw in color, there's a bit more hue than in previous years. Subtle hints of classic straw and zesty citrus are supported by zippy melon aromas. Showing much more breadth and forward fruit than is usual at this... Pale straw in color, there's a bit more hue than in previous years. Subtle hints of classic straw and zesty citrus are supported by zippy melon aromas. Showing much more breadth and forward fruit than is usual at this young age, the medium light bodied semillon is juicy right now with a round and soft finish. Rest assured that this will get even richer and more concentrated over the next ten years.
W&S90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, January 2013
Rich and smooth, this is all texture for now, a whipped vanilla custard with the tangy bite of fresh farmer’s cheese. Scents of cinnamon and toast come up, the flavors needing bottle age to fully develop.
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2013 Semillon puts forward a great expression of ripe pear, lemon curd and Golden Delicious apple with a peachy undercurrent. Dry and light-bodied, it offers a very approachable example of this style even in its... The 2013 Semillon puts forward a great expression of ripe pear, lemon curd and Golden Delicious apple with a peachy undercurrent. Dry and light-bodied, it offers a very approachable example of this style even in its youth, and concludes with a long, apple-laced finish. Drink it now to 2017+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WS88
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Light, dry and fragrant, with lime and nectarine notes that linger delicately on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. – HS