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Young and old: Hunter Valley semillon to try

By Halliday Promotion

7 Dec, 2018

Try young and aged semillons side-by-side with these six wines, experiencing the magical way the region's signature variety develops over time.

    Hunter Valley semillon is one of Australia's great wine treasures, and worth comparing as a young and old wine to understand what makes it special. Familiarise yourself with this unique style by picking up these current and back-vintage wines.

    Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon
  • 2011 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon

  • Lifted almond characters, plus floral notes heading to beeswax and toast. Lively lime juice and Bickford lime cordial, with a superb zesty acidity tying it all together.

    RRP $75 | 2031 | Find out more

    Brokenwood Semillon

  • 2018 Brokenwood Semillon

  • A classic Hunter semillon, with aromas of talc, citrus rind and subtle orange blossom. Expansive flavours of lime pith are supported by citrusy acidity, and this wine has a great balance and finish.

    RRP $28 | 2029 | Find out more

    Thomas Braemore Semillon Cellar Reserve

  • 2012 Thomas Cellar Reserve Braemore Semillon

  • Wines like this are why Hunter semillon is famous. Floral aromas lead into a palate of lemon curd and toasty complexity layered around a fresh and zesty core.

    RRP $65 | 2029 | Find out more

    Thomas Braemore Semillon

  • 2018 Thomas Braemore Semillon

  • With an enviable reputation as one of the finest examples of Hunter Valley semillon, this single vineyard wine showcases delicate lemongrass and lime fruit flavours, plus a zippy acidity.

    RRP $33 | 2042 | Find out more

    Audrey Wilkinson The Ridge Reserve Semillon

  • 2011 Audrey Wilkinson The Ridge Semillon

  • Pale yellow, with aromas of citrus and talc. Sherbet-like lemon and lime flavours combine with a wonderful minerality.

    RRP $65 | 2026 | Find out more

    Audrey Wilkinson Semillon

  • 2017 Audrey Wilkinson The Ridge Semillon

  • Pale straw with bright green hues. Lifted aromas of lime and lemongrass couple with hints of talc and blossom. The mouth-watering palate of lime juice and lemongrass features a long finish.

    RRP $45 | 2035 | Find out more

    Find everything you need to know about the Hunter Valley in our essential guide.