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Rothbury Estate Brokenback Semillon

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Rothbury Estate Brokenback Semillon

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Aged, toasty and butterscotch-like, with underlying fig, melon and lemony fruit. The wine, however, has been very adversely affected by the ashtray-like presence of what is likely to be smoke-taint from the bushfires that raged very near the vineyards responsible for this wine in 2003. In all honesty, I do not believe this wine should have been released.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Likely to evolve into a richer style, its floral aromas of lemon, apple and melon are well ripened, without a hint of grassiness. Initially round and juicy, it becomes tighter and more restrained down the palate, finishing chalky, with lemony acids. Tight and focused.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Ken Gargett (2002 Vintage) says
This is a good investment I reckon, because it's the sort of wine that has been designed for ageingÑquite a bit wouldn't hurtÑso buy some and store it somewhere cool and dark. While it is a tight, fine, lemony wine at the moment, by 2006 it will be showing just a hint of toasty development and the colour will be a tiny bit deeper; by 2007, when the wine is five years old, you will really begin to see the magic of aged Hunter semillon.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2004 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Bright medium green-yellow; the spotlessly clean and fragrant bouquet has a mix of gentle herb and citrus aromas; a lovely wine with a classic, tight structure and perfect balance; absolutely guaranteed to age. 10° alcohol. Right in the slot of the 2001 vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
The very pure bouquet has an array of grass, herb and citrus aromas, matched by the clarity of the palate, with its excellent mouthfeel, balance and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; crisp herb and grass aromas, more intense than the Rothbury Hunter Valley Semillon, lead into a palate which is surprisingly intense, with a touch of passionfruit/tropical fruit to add zest and life. Promises to become something special given time.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is powerful, yet smooth, with lemony/herbaceous varietal fruit. The palate has good balance and style, showing citrus and lemon fruit, well-judged acidity and no characters from the wet vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998

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