Ian attended a Braemore Celebration Lunch back in October 2019 at Saint Peter restaurant. We tasted 20 vintages of Braemore Semillon from Vintage 2000 to 2019. WOW – What a line up. And the best wine of the tasting – the 2013 – waxy, savoury almond, nutty and still super bright and fresh and just hitting its straps. The acid cut and lifted lemon nuance place it at the top (with an odd Tyrrell's and Brokenwood ILR) of the Semillon tree in Australia, and by my definition, thereby at the top of Australian wine. Ian Cook.
Thommo has timed this release perfectly, as this wine is now truly starting to blossom. It is SO good. Grilled nut, toasted lime, still very pale in colour and length for days. This shows how good Hunter Semillon can be, and still has at least another decade in the tank. – Ches Cook, FWC