Braemore Semillon
Vintage   Current release is the 2017 vintage (release June 2017)
Tractor   From the famous Braemore vineyard, planted 1969 on the alluvial flats of Hermitage Road
Grapes   This style is all about freshness, vibrancy and varietal purity.
Wine glass   Delicate lemongrass and lime fruit characters with a zesty acidity.
Clock   Awesome current drinking or cellar with confidence
  Perfect with freshly shucked oysters/pan fried whiting filles/sashimi
Information   This is the 18th consecutive vintage of Braemore semillon produced
Year Comment Closure Drink To
2017 A hot dry summer producing riper than average semillon and shiraz screwcap 2032
2016 Another challenging season with January rain, but a very dry Februay saved the vintage screwcap 2030
2015 Challenging season with some January rain but pristine semillons and elegant reds produced screwcap 2028
2014 Outstanding vintage. Warm and dry throughout, tempered by cool evening breezes. Generous but precise Semillon and concentrated, beautifully structured shiraz screwcap 2024+
2013 Good spring rain, a relatively warm summer with a couple of late vintage downpours. An exceptional vintage for semillon, and very good shiraz screwcap 2025+
2012 Very cool growing season with some relatively challenging summer rainfall. A difficult ripening year, particularly for shiraz screwcap 2022+
2011 Awesome. The Hunter largely missed the unstable weather that hampered the rest of Australia. Relatively ripe semillon and beautifully structured shiraz. screwcap 2022
2010 Warm dry conditions led to a low cropping, early ripening vintage. Earlier drinking semillon and nicely balanced shiraz. screwcap 2022
2009 Above average spring rainfall led to higher yields. Riper semillon year and perfectly structured, long living shiraz. screwcap 2022
2008 Cool ripening season combined with above average rainfall made for a challenging vintage, producing realtively lean semillon. Disastrous for shiraz. screwcap 2020+
2007 Generally warm and dry conditions prevailed. Low yielding vintage. Fine semillon and relatively ripe shiraz screwcap 2020+
2006 Relatively warm and dry, leading to a great classically styled vintage for both semillon and shiraz screwcap 2020+
2005 Quite a hot and dry season leading to very low yields. A compressed vintage producing quite concentrated wines for the long haul. screwcap 2020+
2004 A nicely even season with reasonably warm conditions and average rainfall producing well balanced wines. Both semillon and shiraz performed well. screwcap 2020+
2003 Extreme drought conditions throughout the growing season. Very low yielding producing relatively ripe, concentrated semillon and shiraz. cork 2015
2002 Warm growing season followed by some wet vintage conditions. The best semillons were picked before the rain. Elegantly styled shiraz cork 2020
2001 Quite hot early in vintage followed by intermittent rains. Excellent semillon but challenging for shiraz cork 2018
2000 Relatively mild growing season, and then some very hot early vintage conditions. Excellent natural acidity and balance cork 2018


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