Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to not only an iconic vineyard with the Graveyard Vineyard but to the preservation of a wine fraternity that proudly has as its mission statement, 'to make great wine and have fun.' The Hunter Valley is renowned for its dry table wines of Semillon and Shiraz. Brokenwood's production of these is further supported by premium grapes sources 'from all the right regions for all the right reasons' such as Orange, Beechworth and McLaren Vale.
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.
A very good example of the vintage, with what I call squeaky acidity, which catches the tongue and cheeks as you roll the wine around the mouth, the opposite to crisp or crunchy; it accompanies Meyer lemon, lemongrass and lemon zest. Rating: 94 Points; Drink by: 2024; Price: $25.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2015; Alcohol: 11%; James Halliday Wine Companion
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