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Old Road Wine, Grand-mere, Semillon, 2017

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Old Road Wine, Grand-mere, Semillon, 2017

Produced from vines planted in 1936 at 350m above sea level this is a superb Semillon. The age and altitude of the vines shows by creating an intense and balanced wine. Ripe stone fruit and candied citrus notes are present in abundance. There is... Read More

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Old Road Wine, Grand-mere, Semillon, 2017

ColourWhite

RegionStellenbosch

GrowerOld Road Wine

Grape VarietySemillon

Vintage2017

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeORW117

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Semillon

Origins      

  • Bordeaux region

Characteristics   

  • Not strong flavour - pears? - but good weight
  • Can be very high-yielding (and therefore flavourless)
  • Affinity for oak
  • Thin-skinned: so vulnerable to rot (see below)
  • Often blended, with Sauvignon Blanc or...
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Old Road Wine, Grand-mere, Semillon, 2017

Produced from vines planted in 1936 at 350m above sea level this is a superb Semillon. The age and altitude of the vines shows by creating an intense and balanced wine. Ripe stone fruit and candied citrus notes are present in abundance. There is also a sweet spice due to time spent aging in old oak barrels. A wonderful waxy texture rounds out the mouthfeel. This is delicious now but will certainly age, if your patience holds. Now-2025

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