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Singlefile Denmark Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 11.8%, Screwcap, $25
I don’t mind the ornate sort of packaging on this. When presented to non-wine folk they all believed it looked more expensive than the $25 asking price. Win for Singlefile. Sourced from the Howard Road vineyard in Denmark, this is a blend of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc.
That same group of non-wine people didn’t enjoy drinking this much and I can see why – it looks plain unripe. It could just be super varietal Sauv Blanc fruit, but I’ve seen similar characters in Hunter Semillon picked too early. Those dominant, compacted green pea aromatics would make this stand out in a big lineup though (so expect it to pick up wine show bling perhaps). You’d almost pick it as straight Sauv Blanc actually given just the nose…
Supporting that nose it tastes short and stunted too, if delivered with delicacy. Lemon drop fruit but not all that much follow through. Lacks full phenolic ripeness for mine. 15.6/86