2011 Brokenwood Sémillon Hunter Valley New South Wales
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale straw. Honeysuckle, jasmine, fresh pear and honey on the fragrant nose, accented by a touch of chalk dust. Crisp and nervy on the palate, with vibrant lemon-lime and orange pith flavors enlivened by bitter herb notes. Youthfully tight on the finish, with features clean, brisk citrus tones and a late note of quinine.
This bright, lively white brims with lime, green apple and floral flavors, finishing silky. Refreshing now, but give this time to flesh out. Drink now through 2025.
Lime juice, very focused fruit on the palate. Bit of toastiness already, and a morsel of phenolic grip on the palate. Vigorous acid, medium bodied.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Coming from a single vineyard of vines planted in 1982, the 2011 Semillon displays well-defined lemon zest and fresh pear aromas. Light-bodied with a good line of crisp acidity nicely off-set by just a touch of residual sugar (5 grams per liter), it has plenty of citrus and apple flavor in the mouth and a long, clean finish. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2017+.