L'ecole No. 41 Semillon 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington

Semillon Semillon
Washington, Usa

$29.95 (982157)

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October 03, 2020

Critic Reviews (1)

John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

Admittedly I'm a huge fan of semillon, from the leanest, tightest versions in the Hunter valley (Australia) to the...

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Community Reviews (3)

todd10
todd10

On the nose I was getting beeswax with a hint of chamomile tea. This wine was a nice dry wine with a long tasty finish. Not that I ever tasted citronella, but I image that was the taste that I was getting. A waxy lemon flavor. At first I was giving this wine a 91, but that flavor grew on me. This was my first Semillon, and I am looking forward to the next.
Tasted May 2021

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jrg
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David Brodati, DipWSET
David Brodati, DipWSET

A very complex Semillon with some Sauvignon Blanc in support. Notions of peach, pear and citrus give way to herbs and black licorice (from the rather high alcohol). It's full bodied with a whopping 14.5% abv declared that brings about a warmth that sometimes feels like a burn. It's that burn that holds back a higher rating. Nice texture on the palate from the typically oily Semillon, perhaps lees stirring and oak. The length is excellent. An interesting and complex quaff that lingers nicely. Paired nicely with grilled chicken breast marinated in a mustard herb and lime marinade. June 2021.

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