ROSEWOOD SÉMILLON 2011 mini review

Bias up front, I’m not a fan of Semillon. Pale in color with a mild nose, with some floral notes consistent with a Semillon coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays some almost chard like notes along with some sweetness (maybe honey like). I found it a bit difficult to place. On the finish the wine is dominated by some strong spicy notes along with some firm acidity. For me this wine was a fight going on in my mouth between the racy finish the sweetness in the mid pallet. The finish is on the lighter side of medium in length. I have to say, I’m not a fan of this wine. Some ageing might allow this wine to be more homogeneous. I would give it an 88 or so for now …

From the LCBO web site:
ROSEWOOD SÉMILLON 2011 VINTAGES 177758 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 17.95
This is a VQA wine Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Rosewood Estates Winery
Release Date: Jun 22, 2013
Style: Aromatic & Flavourful
12.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 11 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry

Tasting Note
This single-vineyard, 100 per cent Semillon is Rosewood’s fourth vintage of the variety. I think it has the stuff to age for three or four years, but you might prefer it now, while it’s relatively young. It delivers beautiful fresh fruit flavour, sweet at the core and layered throughout, and a spine of bright acidity that contributes juiciness to the texture. Overall, it’s a great success. Score – 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5). (Rod Phillips,, Feb. 15, 2013)

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