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video review: wine of the week

10th March 2013

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Parcel Series, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Australia
Majestic are very good at special 'parcels' - high quality wines from excellent producers, which they buy or have bottled exclusively for them, and sometimes offer without the producer's name being stated (at a lower price than that producer would ideally like to have associated with their wines). This latest in the Parcel Series is an excellent buy at £5.99, which is very cheap indeed for a wine from the pricey and classy Margaret River region of Western Australia. It is an example of their best known white wine style, an 'SSB' or Semillon/Sauvingnon Blanc blend. The grassy, soft and leafy herb lift of the Sauvignon is there, but so too a fresh-pared lemon rind character. In the mouth it is basically dry, weighty and citrussy, with vigor and punch but a rich texture and more lemony focus that most straight Sauvignons. Very nice stuff. Watch the video for more details and food matching ideas. £5.99 until 29th April 2013, Majestic (then £7.49).

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