Another day of lockdown, another bottle from the collection drunk before its prime. Although this tasted pretty amazing so either it’s hit it’s peak already, or it’s good enough for my basic tastes. We’ll never know. Here’s to making it through this madness.
Better balance than a Romanian gymnast armed with a spirit level, and leaves your mouth drier than some of my metaphors. Got this at the Cedarberg winery. Not sure if it’s their head wine makers doing, or something they make on a different farm, either way it’s a beauty.
A good Semillon has the same effect as sucking on a handful of sand, it absorbs every last drop of saliva in your mouth. However sand rarely leaves you demanding more. This loses a point for the ridiculously overly-french French girl who did the tasting at Rickety Bridge (and couldn’t bring herself to admit that […]
I love light, crisp, dry Semillons. This one is heavy and oaky, but funnily enough, its ok (just as long as you aren’t after a typical South African Semillon). The oak does get a bit much after a while though.
Smells oaky and vanilla-ry and various other ys but has a fantastic dry non-acidic kick. Like drinking sandy grapefruit in a good way. If that’s possible.
This is a bit like judging a contest involving a family member as I love Semillon, and Steenberg is my local winery (not sure about this analogy, and if the family member was my brother, I’d vote for the other guy, which further ruins it). Anyway, if you like Semillon, buy this one.
Smells like perfume (my Mum did used to dab wine behind her ears, so I might be confused?). Wonderfully dry and fruity to taste. Other than Viognier, this has to be a favourite white grape.
smells like grass cuttings dipped in the finest olive oil. Beautiful smooth flavour with subtle crispness. Dry without being too acidic.
Bone dry, slips down far too easily and leaves you hungry for more.