Trust your BCLD Consultants
So for those of you not living in BC. We are basically run by the British Columbia Liquor Board. They have a Master of Wine buying French Wines [If im Corret]. They have signature stores, which have Product Consultants. Basically they are knowledgeable staff who drink wine and like wine. They are using the ones are the trade tasting finding new product for there Signature stores. They are there and are passionate.
SO I was looking for a Hunter Valley Semillon. Well that didn't go well at all. They had a Barossa Semillon, and lots of Semillon / Sauvignon Blancs. All Good but not what I wanted. So I asked what he recommended for a Semillon / Sauv Blanc from France (Bordeaux) showed a couple and landed on a 2007 Chateau Janon from Entre-Deux-Mers. Like he said Inexpensive wine, from a unknown wine isn't going to be pricing and talking about how the MW was just at Vinexpo. Must of been one of her choices, that and it has a Medaille D'Argent from Paris. All Good! So far.
Chateau Janon [Blanc]
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
$15.99 [Canadian/British Columbia so its like Cheap]
What jumps out first is the Nuttiness from the Semillon. Some 'freshness', and a little Rubber going on. I really like it
Acid Acid Acid. Red Delicious Apples, but super Tart if that makes any sense. Grassiness coming through. Lemony Acidity. Very Refreshing Also my type of wine, finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium (-) Body.
Overall/Reflection: So this wine I really do enjoy, maybe the score does not indicate that, its a great QPR. Its light and refreshing my type of wine you can drink this whenever with some nice fish or maybe a salad with a good acidity vinaigrette, toasted nuts, chicken or maybe fish. Its not super complex which is where I would give higher scores.
THE 100-POINT RATING SCALE (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes this in more detail.)
• Extraordinary (96-100 points)
• Outstanding (90-95)
• Very Good to Excellent (85-89)
• Good (80-84)
• Average (75-79)
• Below average (70-74)
• Avoid (50-70)