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Thomas Wines Braemore Cellar Reserve Semillon

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Thomas Wines Braemore Cellar Reserve Semillon

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A very bright semillon - really fresh and lively fruit here. Green apple and citrus fruits are mouth-wateringly intense. The palate has impressive completeness and very strong line and direction, with sizzling intensity through the finish. To be released as an aged wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
96
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
You'll have to wait for this beauty but, as there's a scarce amount tucked away for five or so years, it's worth having the heads-up. Super-fine and restrained with an intense, pure lemon and lime juice nose - some gently candied notes too. Super-fine palate, really concentrated and long lemon/lime flavour, finishing tart, crisp and ageworthy. Mark your diary for around 2014.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
96
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A reserve parcel of the famous Braemore vineyard harvest, this is a beautifully harnessed expression of concentrated and powerful semillon, given some time to build in the Thomas cellar before release. Smooth lemon butter on the nose, some line, and gently chalky too. The palate is dense, deep and juicy with fresh apple, lime and lemon fruit flavour sliding effortlessly through; very tidy and resolved.
Good Wine Guide 2013
95
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
The 2007 semillons are showing very well at the moment, so this is a well-timed release. Still green-tinged in the glass, it has built lime-butter complexity across some fresh-mowed hay, a little beeswax and lemon barley. The palate's fleshed up (as these wines do with age) to build a smooth, tube-like shape that drives long and even through the palate. Acidity is bracing yet soft, flavours linger for minutes - a great opportunity to taste mature semillon at its best here.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
97
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
Ken Bray’s Hunter vineyard is one of the finest sites for single vineyard semillon in the world today. Period. While it has supplied many of the great winemakers of the Hunter, it’s taken the genius of Andrew Thomas to unveil its true pedigree. His Cellar Release Semillon has long been revered, but when the 2007 vintage is released in August, time will stop and heaven and earth will rejoice. Never before has this patch of dirt conjured such mouth-electrifying minerality, earth-shaking chalky structure or monumentally unrelenting line and persistence. At five years of age it’s an iridescent green, holding devastatingly pure lemon and lime fruit, with the most subtle nuances of roast nuts and molten butter. Minutes after it is swallowed it hovers, suspended, seemingly utterly defying the very passage of time itself.
2017 - 2027
Wine Taste Edition 69
97
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Glorious bright green-quartz; a perfect example of a wonderfully elegant Hunter Semillon that even now is at the start of its life, its lemon/lemongrass flavours woven around racy acidity.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
96
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
An essay in cellaring Semillon showing maturing aromas of lemon butter toast and changes in fruit structure from citric and tart to a delightful fruit sweetness and roundness in the texture with the acidity smoothly integrated yet mouth-watering on the finish.In 2013 very toasty with lemon, freshly snuffed candle wax and toast flavours and minerality to the acidity.Drink up before 2016.
2016
Rob Geddes MW
93
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
Braemore is grand cru Hunter turf and the 2006 has hit a magic moment of maturity just in time for its release. The minerality and profile of the site is singing.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Glorious green-quartz; the complex bouquet shows the first hints of buttered toast along with lemongrass and lanolin fruit, the palate with effortless power and extreme length. A great semillon due for release in Sept '11.
2020
Australian Wine Companion 2012
96
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
You may still find this terrific '06 so I've included it again in this year's guide; it was my Semillon of the Year in the 2011 book. With deeper colour - one of the traits of this vineyard - this is a wine that is moving through the complete wheel of toasty complexity, which is starting to build over very pure and intense citrus fruits and some terrific development. The palate reverses the nose's fortunes, though, moving with a very svelte and even-handed build; plenty of flavour and impeccable in every way, with miles ahead in the tank.
2016
The Good Wine Guide
97
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
An essay in cellaring Semillon showing maturing aromas of lemon butter toast and changes in fruit structure from citric and tart to a delightful fruit sweetness and roundness in the texture with the acidity smoothly integrated yet mouth-watering on the finish.
2020
Rob Geddes MW
94
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
An essay in cellaring semillon, moving from the 2005 green gold brightness and lanolin with a touch of honey and toast, maturing fruit structure is evident and the acidity is integrated and mouth-watering, and the finish fresh and lively. The 2004 is yellow gold maturing waxy, toasty, crisply acidic with body and honey to match. The maturity gives delightful 'fruit sweetness' that is a maturation character, and finishes with minerally sucking on a stone acidity - a wine of many parts.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
93
Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says
There's a strong case for Andrew Thomas' Braemore as the finest of the Hunter's new wave semillons, and this aged release confirms it. The magical essence of this remarkable vineyard is on full show in 2005, and it's hit a beautiful point in its evolution just in time for its release. Remarkable purity of preserved lemon fruit meets great complexity of spice. Get into it right away but don't be afraid to leave some for a decade yet.
96
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Gleaming green and light gold; a re-release of 100 six-bottle packs, 25% having been destroyed by random oxidation; here a touch of honey has joined the lemon citrus and mineral foundation of a totally glorious wine, the loss heartbreaking, but no surprise. Emphatic drink now, unless you want to play continuing Russian roulette with the.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
97

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