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Leogate Estate Wines - Brokenback Vineyard Semillon 2014

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: New South Wales
  • Wine Area: Hunter Valley
  • Grape: Semillon
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Semillon
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.7%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink by 2024
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (2014) JH: 95 (2014)

Description

James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion – 95 points

Wine tasting notes

Pale straw with green-tinged hues, it displays mineral notes of oyster shell, with lemon peel and citrus oil viscosity. An excellent spine of ripe lime acidity and palate length promise classic honeyed notes in maturity; with lemongrass, snow pea, artichoke and mandarin.

Winery Information

Leogate Estate Wines

Leogate Estate is a sustainable estate at the foot of the Brokenback Range in Australia’s oldest wine producing region, the Hunter Valley. First planted in the late 1960’s by “one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian wine industry”, Len Evans AO OBE, current custodians Bill and Vicki Widin bought the original 50-hectare Brokenback Vineyard in 2008. The Widins and Senior Winemaker, Mark Woods, have presided over international accolades including the IWC Trophy for Best New.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)87 pts

Just beginning to show hints of toasty development, the 2014 Brokenback Vineyard Semillon is the winery's current release. Struck flint notes complement toast and citrus rind aromas on the nose, while the light-bodied palate offers delicate green apple and citrus elements. It's pretty enough but just seems to lack a bit of intensity and length.

James Halliday (2014)95 pts

Has taken the first steps towards the full spectrum of flavours that will emerge over the coming years, its promise underlined by the length of its finish and aftertaste. It's a weird world in which to suggest that 11% alcohol may be pushing the upper limit, but it does mark the difference between this wine and its younger sibling. That it's done the wine no harm is self evident in the points.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were handpicked and allowed minimal skin contact to retain the purity of the fresh fruit characters. After cold settling, the clear juice was racked, inoculated with selected white wine yeast and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to capture the characteristic Hunter vibrant citrus notes.