WSET Lvl 2 Class [Sauv Blanc, Semillon, Riesling

I should of did this for my other wines at class for the other days  but hey Im on the ball now
Gotta love it when the instructor gets super excited about a wine [the german riesling] that we are about to taste, I think he bought it more for himself then for us haha

WSET CLASS, SAUVIGNON BLANC, SEMILLON, RIESLING - Downtown Vancouver [AI School] (2/1/2010)
From Our WSET level 2 Class, on Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2008 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre
    Appearance: Clear, Pale Plus, Lemon Tinge of Green

    Nose: Clean, Pronounced,
    Fruit, Gooseberry, Floral, A Confectioners Icing Sugar, Touch of Veg not really green tho
    A very pretty nose

    Taste: Dry, Grassy, Red apple, Gooseberry
    High High Acid, med body, Long finish

    Conclusion: I enjoyed this riper then a NZ style, not super complex on the palate, but well made (87 pts.)
  • 2008 Shepherds Ridge Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
    Appearance: Clear, Pale, Lemon

    Nose: Clean, Pronounced
    Vegetal, Pepper, Herbs, Leafy, Mild Fruit, Tropical Red Apple, Confectionist Sugar

    Taste: Dry, Med + Acid, Med Body, Finish Med minus
    Ripe Fruit, tropical, Herbs

    Conclusion: Simple in its approach but it is that NZ style so it is true to its place (87 pts.)
Semillon and Semillon Blends
  • 2007 Château Saint-Jean-Des-Graves Blanc - France, Bordeaux, Graves
    Appearance: Clear, Medium, Med Lemon

    Nose: Clean, Med Plus Intensity
    Waxy, Melted Butter/Brown Sugar[light] Apple, Oak[light balanced] Opened up with lots of Lanolin nice and musky good way

    Taste: Dry, med Plus Acid, med body, finish med
    Good use of Oak nicly balanced, Apple, Raison, Yellow Grapefruit Pith[the bitterness] Creamy

    Conclusion: I really did enjoy this wine, as again not super complex could see this going really nice with a White Fish and Butter Sauce (86 pts.)
  • 2006 Peter Lehmann Sémillon The Barossa - Australia, South Australia, Barossa
    AppearanceL Clear, Pale Plus, Lemon

    Nose: Clean, Med Intensity
    hazelnut, lanolin, plastcine, waxy, light fruit

    Taste: Dry, med plus acid, med plus body, finish med
    Fruit Apple, Green Fruit, Waxy, Toasty BRioche

    Conclusion: As mentioned by some other people tasting with it did seem to have a...different sensation as if there were "tannins" some people thought maybe the Acidification was balanced properly as it high acid for a barossa which can't really be natural
    Not a bad wine, but the graves we tasted was much better tho it was blended with SB and Oak (85 pts.)
One Off Dry and One Dry
  • 2007 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
    Appearance: Clear, Pale, Lemon tinge Green

    nose: Clean, Light Intensity
    Little Rubber, Very light Peach, apple lime

    Taste: Off Dry to Medium [7.5% alc] High Acid, Medium Minus Body, Finish LONG
    Green Fruit, Citrus, fantastic Balance, Purity exceptional

    Conclusion: Kickass Balance and Purity, Clean! but not in your face intensity very delicate (89 pts.)
  • 2008 Wolf Blass Riesling Yellow Label - Australia, South Australia
    Appearance: Clear, Pale, Lemon

    Nose: Clean, Med + Intensity,
    Seven Up [Sugary Lemon/Lime] Rubber Cement

    Taste: Dry, High Acid, Med Minus Body Finish Medium Plus
    Citrus Grapefruit [mix of Yellow/Ruby] Touch of Rubber, Bitter Grapefruit Pith also

    Conclusion: has that dry riesling "bitterness" that personally doesn't suit me, also the wine isn't overly complex not like a german riesling can be (84 pts.)
Posted from CellarTracker
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)

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