Friday, May 2, 2014

Glenwood Vignerons Selection 2007 91 Points

I reckoned this is the best ever Semillon made by Glenwood. A barrel fermented, matured followed by an extra year in bottle prior to released, shows lots of potential back then, revisited recently this have turned into a magnificent oak aged white wine where all the elements have finally integrated, delivering a complete experience with profound layers and nuanced.
This can be confused to a very good Burgundy…….. that say, Semillon remains one of the most hard sell wine on wine lists, unless it is given for free or paired with tasting menu, the chance of a customer ordering a bottle on wine lists are almost non existent and here I believe the whole industry should pull together, from production, marketing, sales and hospitality industry working together to promote and create awareness about local Semillon, as it does have it’s place on it’s own as a white wine, on a wine lists to showcase diversity and it will be welcoming to see more South African Semillon released when they are ready to be enjoyed, possibly one of the main reason why it is misunderstood by consumers dining out ?
Alcohol: moderate| 13 %abv

Origin: Franschhoek

Notes: preserved citrus| orange peel | almonds | honey |toast

Ideal drinking occasions: winter time

Serve with:  prawn tempura

Drink: now until 2018+