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Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Regent Semillon Chardonnay 2007, Australia - Laithwaites

Another mystery case wine from Laithwaites, this was described on the website as herbaceous, lemony and [with] slightly honeyed fruit ... a joy for sipping anytime.

The reality was somewhat different - heavy and old school, it was deep yellow colour with a waxy appearance suggestive of both plenty of Semillon in the blend and quite a bit of time in old oak barrels; full-to-heavy on the palate, it does go surprisingly well with smoked fish.

Overall, I was less than impressed with this wine, but the guests we had it with were more appreciative.

£5.49 (plus delivery).

Links

Laithwaites - http://www.laithwaites.co.uk/

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