Wise One

*Disclaimer: I received this wine from Domaine547 as a sample.

The wine for the evening was a 2005 Wise Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Classic White from Australia. In case it wasn’t obvious, it’s a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. It clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, had a screw cap closure, and it could, at one time be purchased from Domaine547 for $16.99, but I am incredibly tardy in my review and they are sold out. Not that I get too many samples or anything, but I think I made a mistake in putting them in the wine racks where they would belong if they were wines I purchases. From now on I will clear a rack and designate it for sample so I will be much more timely in my reviews. Sorry Jill!. But I figured I’d review this one anyway in case Jill gets the 2006 in stock and to show you again how great Jill’s selection of wine is.

On the nose I found lemon, melon, and white pepper. The nose was reserved a bit, but the melon definitely came out as the glass warmed up a touch. In the mouth I got tropical fruit, pineapple, peach, lime, and lemon.

The wine was acidic, crisp, and tart. I expected the Semillon to weigh it down a bit, but that was not the case at all. I’d describe the flavors in this wine as tongue-tingling…your taste buds felt a little prickly as you drank it. This was certainly a different blend for me and very tasty. Another great choice from Jill.


4 Responses

  1. Dugg!

    Did you see the “Digg Party” at OWC?

  2. I think you and I are the only wine bloggers using Digg.

  3. You know, we’d probably keep carrying this wine but the rep seems to have disappeared on us. Maybe we’ll have to track him down again. Thanks for the review!

  4. Dhonig-I’ve seen Digg around a bit, but not too much.

    No problem Jill!

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