Aquifer Semillon, 2015


Like being stranded in the desert and finding an oasis.  Or stumbling upon a mirage.  It depends on your view.

 

Strange and unusual and overwhelmingly addictive but in the same breath a little cloying and annoying.

 

Abrasive minerality, aggressive herbaceous-ness, pronounced acidity.  Steely Chardonnay-esque plonk on the palate.  A long, sour, grassy finish.

 

All of it enticing, an evocation of terroir, so, so, so not Bordeaux Blanc, but weirdly appealing in a deer in the headlights sort of way.  A cross of medicinal with luxe.

 

Price $30 at Everything Wine (which is too expensive for the purely adventurous I think but something I will buy again, probably many times over).

 

Market Liquidity: A diamond in the scrubby rough of tasteless, bland and nondescript Semillon which sinks the BC marketplace.

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One response to “Aquifer Semillon, 2015”

  1. […] We like our Sem.  We love our Sem Sauv blends.  If we could afford Bordeaux Blanc we’d have a cellar full.  Skim the site to see how true this is.  Most recently we  pulled out of the cellar an ancient (slight exaggeration) L’Ecole Sem; now that was worth the money—and a pittance compared to this.  So if you take that brilliant combo, Sem Sauv Bl,  and then you add Chardonnay and then you add Pinot Gris and then you add Muscat, well Jesus, that’s just Long Island Ice Tea, wine style. […]

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