Semillon is that common a grape variety but it is grown in Australia and
is produced in many cases as a straight varietal. In France
and Africa many produces blend the variety
with Sauvignon Blanc. The variety is easy to grow as it has thick skins and can
take a fare amount of sun as a result. Semillon also is a heavy cropper which
is great for the grower if they are after cash. The best examples are produced
from soils that allow the water to drain away such as gravel and limestone.
This label is a bench mark in the wine world and this years
wine is pungent with huge amount of acidity at its core. At the moment it is a
little bit of a recluse but the moments of struck quartz orange peel and fennel
seed flavours are very nice indeed. If I had the opportunity to have this or
the Belford wine to drink now I would choose the Belford but in 10 to 20 years
this will wine hands down.