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2007 The Colonial Estate Semillon Expatrie Reserve Barossa Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2008

($28; includes 12% riesling) Light greenish-yellow. Lemon, peach skin and floral aromas are broader and deeper than most Aussie semillons. Fleshy and dry, offering focused citrus and yellow apple flavors and picking up dusty minerals with air. Finishes with very good breadth and cling, echoing the peach skin quality.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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