Wine Lists

A comparative tasting of a Hunter hero

By Halliday Promotion

7 Dec, 2018

Try young and aged semillons side-by-side with these six wines, experiencing the magical way the region's signature variety develops over time.

Hunter Valley semillon is one of Australia's great wine treasures, and worth comparing as a young and old wine to understand what makes it special. Familiarise yourself with this unique style by picking up these current and back-vintage wines.

Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon

2011 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon

Lifted almond characters, plus floral notes heading to beeswax and toast. Lively lime juice and Bickford lime cordial, with a superb zesty acidity tying it all together.

RRP $75 | 2031 | Find out more

Brokenwood Semillon

2018 Brokenwood Semillon

A classic Hunter semillon, with aromas of talc, citrus rind and subtle orange blossom. Expansive flavours of lime pith are supported by citrusy acidity, and this wine has a great balance and finish.

RRP $28 | 2029 | Find out more

Thomas Braemore Semillon Cellar Reserve

2012 Thomas Cellar Reserve Braemore Semillon

Wines like this are why Hunter semillon is famous. Floral aromas lead into a palate of lemon curd and toasty complexity layered around a fresh and zesty core.

RRP $65 | 2029 | Find out more

Thomas Braemore Semillon

2018 Thomas Braemore Semillon

With an enviable reputation as one of the finest examples of Hunter Valley semillon, this single vineyard wine showcases delicate lemongrass and lime fruit flavours, plus a zippy acidity.

RRP $33 | 2042 | Find out more

Audrey Wilkinson The Ridge Reserve Semillon

2011 Audrey Wilkinson The Ridge Semillon

Pale yellow, with aromas of citrus and talc. Sherbet-like lemon and lime flavours combine with a wonderful minerality.

RRP $65 | 2026 | Find out more

Audrey Wilkinson Semillon

2017 Audrey Wilkinson The Ridge Semillon

Pale straw with bright green hues. Lifted aromas of lime and lemongrass couple with hints of talc and blossom. The mouth-watering palate of lime juice and lemongrass features a long finish.

RRP $45 | 2035 | Find out more

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