Source Of Impeccable Breeding
P.B. Burgoyne Barossa Valley Semillon 2016
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
I rate Barossa Semillon highly as many wines achieve the gold medal level. Today in a sea of alternative whites such as New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, and cool climate whites from W.A. and the Adelaide Hills this variety now suffers from lack of attention.
Semillon is a curious variety as it also ripens in cool climates where it is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc. Sourced from a warmer region the volume of taste increases and since I like wines with flavour, well-made examples such as the Burgoyne appeal.
I like the wine for another reason as it explains well my thought that drinkers should concentrate on what is in the glass and not jump to conclusions about what they think the taste might be.
Follow that thought and you will drink better and save a lot. I have many memories of delicious examples from the Barossa and when this lot was offered from a source with impeccable breeding for making Semillon, Benjamin had no hesitation in saying, yes please.