Monday, January 12, 2009

Petersons Semillon

I opened this bottle of 2001 Petersons Semillon with significant expectations. A mature Semillon from a leading producer should be a treat. I expected a golden colour, but the wine was still quite green.

The taste was still of citrus fruit, not so fresh, of course, but rather dull and not replaced by the honeyed flavours I had expected. There seemed to be more oak than fruit (is this wine oaked?) and not much length in the wine.

A strange outcome: the wine looked still young, but tasted past his best. What a pity. Not the Petersons I used to know from the 90s. The diversification really derailed this winery.

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