Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Semillon 2019
This vineyard was originally all Shiraz, planted in 1920, but in the mid 90s, the team identified a portion of the block for Semillon. This release is just the third single vineyard Sem from this vineyard. 2019 was the final year of a trio of dry vintages, but exceptional ones, and it shows. The wine has been given a few years in the cellars at Brokenwood, but will surely take many more for those with patience – patience which will be deservedly rewarded. Still very much a youthful Sem, but a classic one. So impressive. There is lemon and dry hay, other citrus notes and a slight minerally note providing backing. Finely balanced with focus and persistence, the finish sees the intrusion of a touch of a honey and oatmeal notes. Quite seamless in its structure, with a seductive texture, this is a ten year plus proposition.