2017 Leogate Brokenback Vineyard Semillon

2017 Leogate Brokenback Vineyard Semillon

Sabine Duval

"Beautiful young sem, vibrant, persistance and edge excpected from youthful sem.. Needs to be put down for 10 years.. has the shell to become very complex..But currently so youthful"

Sabine Duval

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Sabine Duval

"Beautiful young sem, vibrant, persistance and edge excpected from youthful sem.. Needs to be put down for 10 years.. has the shell to become very complex..But currently so youthful"

Sabine Duval

Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Expert Reviews

93 Points - Campbell Mattinson - Halliday's Wine CompanionHints of honeysuckle and lemongrass add breadth to the fine line of citrussy flavour running the length of the palate. There's nothing cutting or searing about this wine and yet the course of the palate is straight and true.
92 Points - Ned Goodwin - Halliday's Wine CompanionMore rapier-like of acidity, pungent mineral crunch and drive across the palate than the ‘16. Fine intensity of flavour, with a spurt of energetic acidity splaying lemongrass, fennel, grapefruit rind and lemon candy notes across a tensile weave. Long, pliant and impressive.

Tech stuff

Semillon
Leogate Estate Wines
Hunter Valley
2017
750ml
11%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

The palate displays elegant mineral elements with refreshing and crisp lime flavours present. The acid structure is vibrant and lively as a young wine, which will soften and gain complexity with age. Pale straw with green tinged hues. Delicate hints of lime and lemongrass.

How was it made?

Our Brokenback Semillon is harvested early to capture the crisp citrus flavours with refreshing acidity.

Who made it?

Leogate Estate is a sustainable estate at the foot of the Brokenback Range in Australia’s oldest wine producing region, the Hunter Valley. First planted in the late 1960’s by “one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian wine industry”, Len Evans AO OBE, current custodians Bill and Vicki Widin bought the original 50-hectare Brokenback Vineyard in 2008. The Widins and Senior Winemaker, Mark Woods, have presided over international accoldaes including the IWC Trophy for Best New Wine, wines poured on Qantas First and Business class flights over the past five years, and various medals have been awarded on the national wine show circuit for their prestigious wines. James Halliday’s 2020 Australian Wine Companion awarded Leogate Estate Wines a red 5-star rating for the ninth consecutive year. The current vineyard has 50 hectares under vine, comprising Chardonnay (18.1ha), and Semillon (3.9ha) on the flat gravelled soils and Shiraz (28ha) on the eastern and western-facing slopes of the adjacent rise as well as Verdelho (2.5ha) and Tempranillo (1ha) which were planted in 2009.

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