Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon

ILR has earned a revered position among the top semillons of the Hunter Valley, and hence of the world, and it’s vintages like 2007 that confirm it. Very backward for its release at six years of age, yet still generous and complex, with notes of quince, red apple and blood orange. Great concentration and intensity are united with a backbone of commanding focus, with excellent acid structure and persistent drive. It’s very long, with toast and roast nut complexity rising from a pure, primary lemon and preserved lemon core. $50 at WineStar and OurCellar.