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Brokenwood Wines Army Block Vineyard Semillon

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Brokenwood Wines Army Block Vineyard Semillon

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This has a waxy, lanolin edge to the nose, with some ripe lemon citrus, pithy complexity and grassy elements in behind. The palate's whisper-clean, with zesty lime-juice attack and some sizzling acid holding concentrated flavours in place. Will flesh out nicely with some time.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Perennial value, particularly in a vintage as strong as 2011. Clean, even and approachable, ticking all the boxes of lemon and cut grass, with a fleck of ripeness giving appeal to the finish.
Wine100, December Edition 2012
92
WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Lovely fresh and light stalky kaffir lime aromas. Good chalky texture to the palate with its long and delicate grassy/lemon flavours.
WINESTATE Volume 34 - Special Edition 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Riper than traditional for the region's classical cellaring style, and unlikely to last the long term, this lightly musky, round and generous young semillon will however appreciate a few years in the cellar. Its lightly tropical presence of melon and fruit is backed by grassy, herbal notes and a faintly dusty undercarriage, finishing with length, juiciness and brightness, plus a tangy lemony acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A restrained and waxy expression of Hunter semillon that makes a steely statement of fruit, coupled with some gentle fresh-mown hay. The palate's super-clean and piercing - really mouth-watering acidity here. Long lemon finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Crisp parsley, celery herbals on release, after three years grows smoother showing hints of honey, lanolin and wax.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Crisp parsley, celery herbals on release, after three years grows smoother showing hints of honey, lanolin and wax.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Crisp parsley, celery herbals on release, after three years grows smoother showing hints of honey, lanolin and wax.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Crisp parsley, celery herbals on release, after three years grows smoother showing hints of honey, lanolin and wax.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
If this tome was one of those comps where you retire with the trophy after three consecutive wins then we would have long seen the back of this wine. As reliable as a WaratahsÕ late-season collapse (which, by the way, is the new definition of 'clockwork' in the Oxford). The Hunter can create victims of vintage but it never seems to worry the guys at Brokenwood. They just keep pumping out a fresh, fabulous semillon every year
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
My knowledgeable and highly respected readership will already have got their A into G and bought up big with this wine; newcomers should get down to the bottlo quick. This is a classic each-way bet. Chill and serve with a plate of still-flapping seafood for a clean-as-a-whistle, fresh, crisp mouthful of citrus and hay; or hide it away for five years. I'd crawl over glass to drink this. As long as it wasn't broken.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
Repeat offend.. .sorry, readers, might be familiar with my evangelistic zeal for the much-maligned semillon. Well here's another beautyÑracy, lightly touched by the alcohol stick and crisp as a fresh apple. It might just be the ideal summer wine and it is one example among many of why you should make '04Ñ'05 the Summer of Semillon. Forget about the Summer of LoveÑif you drink enough of this the love might come along for the ride anyway.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2005 2005
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a fragrant bouquet with lots of lemongrass and citrus aromas is followed by a highly flavoured, lively, zesty palate with very good acidity and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
91
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet has good weight with some sweeter fruit notes, progressively building in flavour through to the back palate and finish. Excellent acidity and length; very much the result of a benign Hunter vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
90
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; spotlessly clean and smooth, and a great rendition of the variety on the bouquet. The palate is perfectly balanced, with fine, delicate lemony/grassy fruit, with enough character to make it thoroughly enjoyable now, but with the capacity to age and develop beautifully.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
94
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is firm, crisp and tight with classic varietal character in a herbaceous mould. The palate is classically restrained and built to stay, with good balance, length and acidity. These wines require a degree of faith in their youth.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997
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