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2010 Thomas Wines Cellar Reserve Braemore Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

A benchmark for the world famous Hunter Valley Semillon wine style. Andrew 'Thommo' Thomas at the height of his powers.

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About The Wine

This famous wine sits amongst the pantheon of great Australian white wines.

Thomas Braemore sits comfortably among the biggest names of the famed Hunter Valley wine style. The Braemore vineyard is one of the most iconic in the entire region, having consistently yeilded some of the region's highest quality fruit for decades.

The man who gets the pick of this fruit is Andrew Thomas.

The 'Cellar Reserve' is Thommo's pick of the best of the best fruit. This stuff is electric. He releases it with some bottle age so you get a glimpse of what lies ahead for this great wine. Something for the patient to hide away yet also something you can consume now and revel in its glory.

This is Hunter Valley Semillon at its finest. It's a beautiful thing.

About Thomas Wines

Andrew Thomas is one of the modern day legends of the Hunter Valley.

He has made some of the regions greatest wines for over three decades and his personal label is one of the most highly regarded wineries in the region.

His focus is on premium examples of the region's hero varieties: Shiraz and Semillon and has access to some of the region's best vineyards to craft them.

A mentor to much of the next generation of Hunter producers, if you want to try the essence of the Hunter Valley, Thommo's wines are a must try.

Hunter legend, Andrew Thomas
Hunter legend, Andrew Thomas
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hunter Valley semillon is one of the worlds most uniquely regional wine styles. The Braemore vineyard (planted 1969) is situated on the sandy alluvial flats of Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, and consistently produces semillon featuring freshness, vibrancy and remarkable longevity. This wine has achieved an enviable reputation in recent years as being one of the finest examples of classic Hunter Valley semillon.

The 2010 vintage presented excellent conditions for Hunter Valley Semillon, with a wet winter and mild growing season allowing for perfect ripening of the grapes whilst retaining excellent natural acidity. Three separate hand pickings from 28th January to 6th February. The grapes were lightly pressed to minimise phenolics and fermented in stainless steel using a neutral yeast to enhance varietal purity. The wine spent six weeks resting on its yeast lees to build some textural complexity prior to fining in preparation for bottling in June 2010.

498 six-packs of this wine have been set aside in our climate controlled cellar destined for re-release with six years bottle age. 

Blend : Semillon (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Just entering the perfect drinking zone, but with many years of life and development ahead. This is being released at the optimal time. It tastes of citrus, hay and candied orange but mostly it seems controlled, taut and lengthy. Impressive, it certainly is." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

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