2009 Brokenwood Sémillon Oakey Creek Vineyard


  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Hunter Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2027 (Edit)
CT91.7 22 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • caspernick Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 27, 2022 - At my weekly WSET class we were tasked with the notes on this Semillon. It was medium lemon colored although there may have been a tendency toward gold IMO. The nose was of medium (+) intensity but fell off quickly. We got aromas of beeswax, toast, flint, tangerine, grapefruit, white blossom and ripe pear. I thought this developing wine was quite complex albeit not yet showing the big tertiary notes associated with the Hunter Valley. The palate was dry with medium (+) acidity- a good thing for helping age these graceful wines. Medium (+) body coupled with medium alcohol and medium (+) intensity flavors of the above. The citrus stood out on the mid palate and long finish. We though this wine was of Very Good Quality and could do with further aging. Overall I feel this is potentially a 91 point wine and for $30 it gets 4 stars. The pros went as high as 94 but I don't see it.


  • red.red.vino wrote: 93 points

    April 26, 2020 - Clear, pale, lemon-green, still quite fresh for an eleven year old. Big limey hit upfront, with oily tertiary undertones and ever so faint honey starting to develop. Acid still reasonably fresh and nicely balanced. I’ve drunk these too early, a good 5-10 years to go. Enjoyed this.

  • KeithAkers wrote: 92 points

    April 20, 2020 - Nose: The nose is rather pungent and balanced, filled with limes, wax, crushed rocks, pears, green apples, smoke, and roast nuts.

    Taste: The feel is medium/light bodied with tart, high acidity. The feel is well balanced with limes, crushed rocks, wax, green apples, pears, and smoke notes.

    Overall: This is as classic as it gets for aged Hunter Valley Semillon. It still show a lot of freshness, but with the waxy element starting to emerge. This is great to drink now and it can easily age for years to come.

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  • G_Talbot Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 6, 2019 - Clear pale lemon.
    Clean medium nose of lemon, lemongrass, waxed apple, (non-oak) toast and lanolin.
    Dry, medium (+) acid, low-medium alcohol (11%), medium (-) body, medium flavour intensity with lemon, lime, apple, toast, all with a long acid driven finish.

    Very good, a complex and balanced wine, showing trademark aged Hunter Semillon juxtaposed notes of citrus and toast, all with a long finish. It needs a little more intensity to push it into outstanding territory. Thanks to the screwcap closure this has many more years of aging ahead, with all that citrus further melding into toasty tertiary notes.


  • cogo44 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 10, 2019 - The nose is very similar to a Tyrrell’s HVD semillon with lemon, straw and hints of lifted lime. For a ten year old semillon, the acid is still very piercing especially at the back of the throat but the fruit still comes through. Perhaps the acid adjustment was somewhat overdone as 2009 was quite a hot year in the Hunter and the reds are certainly full bodied. Perhaps it was picked early. Whatever, I remain unconvinced that aging will knock off very much of that edgy acid.

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  • By Mike Bennie
    9/30/2017 (link)

    (Brokenwood Oakey Creek Semillon) Subscribe to see review text.


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    July/August 2014, IWC Issue #175 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/8/2017 (link) 92 points

    (Brokenwood Sémillon Oakey Creek Vineyard) Light medium yellow color; savory, lemon oil, camphor nose; tasty, lemon oil, camphor palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Brokenwood
  • Varietal Sémillon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Oakey Creek Vineyard
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • SubRegion Hunter Valley
  • Appellation Hunter Valley

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  • In Cellars 111 (52%)
  • Consumed 104 (48%)

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