Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review: ***+ $ Eight Legs Semillon / Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia, 2010 - BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Semillon is often mixed with chardonnay to provide a deeper mouthfeel and potentially longer-lived wine.  This sample is from South Eastern Australia.

Original tasting and review : This is Eight Legs Semillon / Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia, 2010, finished at 12.9% alcohol.

In the glass: Yellow with gold overtones.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows bright, slate butterscotch.  From the aroma, seems like this will be sleek, sweet and rich.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated.  A sweet, fresh, mineral fruit is the first element you notice.  It has an almost ground-cherry flavor, which is followed by a bright, clean wrapper which launches into the finish. 

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a big plus for its layers and pleasantness.  Best value.

Following long decant, full day kept cool in partially filled bottle: Has held up virtually unchanged on the nose and palate.  

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