2012 Enigma Semillon

Tasting Notes

Vibrant straw with greens. Lemon scented, citrus blossom, brine and a hint of wood smoke. Drinking deliciously now the wine will evolve and develop for the next three decades. Incredibly refreshing, mouth watering palate with lemon drops, hints of straw and hessian coming to the fore. The wine while subtle elegant and understated has a core of minerality and a washed rock character then goes on to finish with fresh zip and cleansing acidity.


The fruit for this wine was sourced from Blakes Vineyard situated in the Moorabool Valley.
Harvest occurred on a sunny March day and the fruit was delivered to the winery in the late afternoon. Following whole bunch pressing the juice was cold settled for several days then racked to a stainless steel vessel in preparation for fermentation.
The stainless steel vessel was inoculated with an Active Dry Wine Yeast when the juice reached a temperature of 12 degrees.
Once fermentation was well established 450 litres of the ferment was transferred to a once used French oak puncheon for some moderate impact from the oak.
The remainder of the juice completed fermentation in stainless steel vessels.
Post ferment the barrel was topped up from the stainless steel vessels and was not impeded from going through malolactic fermentation. The stainless steel vessels were sulphured to inhibit malolactic fermentation.
Two of the three components of the wine were stirred intermittently throughout the maturation process and they remained on lees for 5 months.
Finally the three components were racked, blended, stabilised, lightly fined with skim milk, filtered then bottled.


– 2014 James Halliday Wine Companion 93 points.
– Gold Medal 2013 Geelong Wine Show.

2012 Bromley Enigma Semillon – Sold out


  • Bottled August 2012
  • 180 dozen produced