Brokenwood Oakey Creek Vineyard Semillon 2019


A warmer year in the Hunter but one which gave us many wonderful wines. We won’t know for a few years, but the early mail is that their ILR (their top aged Semillon) from 2018 is likely to be from the Oakey Creek Vineyard, so that gives you an idea of how special the vineyard is (if there is mail on what might be the ILR for 2019, I have not received it). And how well the wines can age, as enjoyable as this wine might be now. Pale straw in colour, there is good intensity of dry hay, ginger, spices, lemon grass, citrus – lemon and grapefruit – and dry herb aromas. Bright with that thrilling fine line of acidity, it is offering superb drinking now, but has easily a decade and a half ahead for those with more patience.