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March 21, 2018

L’Ecole No 41 Semillon, 2012

From the cellar: We found the very last bottle.  We hung on as long as we could.  But then the temptation became too great. Glug.

 

Our first post about a L’Ecole Semillion was here, and after that we bought it in multiples, stashing them away; but as we got through several lying down we posted on this vintage two years ago here.  Not much has changed; this wine just got better.  So much better.

 

Where to begin?  All over the map with wild tangents of bass an treble: White pepper, woodsy, minerally, piquant, a balanced acidity, vanilla, plum, fresh bread, a scrumptious finish longer than the Oscars.

 

What was really exquisite about the “lay down” was how muted everything became but the wine lost none of its expression.  Very hard to articulate.

 

Price: No recollection.  Used to be able to get it for $16 in Blaine, WA.

 

Market Liquidity: A simple treasure.