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2007 Brokenwood Wines Semillon ILR Reserve Hunter Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Pale yellow.  Pungent, highly perfumed aromas of candied fig, pear and lemon rind, with a suggestion of honey in the background.  Smooth and seamless in texture, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors that stain the palate.  Closes with mounting spiciness and very good focus and persistence, leaving spice and bitter quinine notes behind.  The 1999 version of this wine is just beginning to hit its stride, by the way, and should continue to age well for another decade, at a minimum.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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