‘Cellar Reserve’ Braemore Semillon
Vintage   Our 2011 vintage is due for release 5th August 2017
Tractor   From the famous Braemore vineyard, Hermitage Road, Pokolbin
Grapes   Carefully cellared for six years prior to release, this is what Hunter semillon is famous for..
Wine glass   Floral, lemon curd and a toasty complexity, layered around a fresh and zesty core
Clock   Excellent drinking now but will continue to evolve to 2025+
  96 Points James Halliday 2018 Australian Wine Companion
Year Comment Closure Drink To
2011 A wet winter followed by mild and dry summer perfect for semilon screwcap 2025
2010 Warm dry conditions led to a low cropping, early ripening vintage. screwcap 2025
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 2023
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 2017
2000 Relatively mild growing season, and then some very hot early vintage conditions. Excelent natural acidity and balance cork 2017


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