I Had the delight to attend the first vertical tasting of Rosewoods Semillon from 2008 to 2012, showcasing not only how wonderfully the styles of wine this varietal can produce based upon vintage variation here in Ontario, but how interestingly it can age in bottle.
The cooler vintages showed structure and wonderful acid – great for the wine-industry people in the room – whilst the warmer vintages are sure to be crowd pleasers for the by-the-glass restaurant or at home crowd…Think bold, juicy and tropical honey for 2010 and 2012, while 2009 and 2011 showcased unripe citrus, conifer, and even a hint of petrol, making those vintages akin to a blending of sauvignon blanc and riesling. Wonderfully versatile and truly an insight into climate and craftsmanship, do yourself a favour and check out a bottle of each of the 2011 and 2012 Rosewood Semillon!
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