EP 7 Episode 7 – Other white wines

2004 Nepenthe Tryst White

2004 Leeuwin Artist Series Riesling

2004 Leeuwin Siblings Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon

You don’t know what you love, until you try it!

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Evan Davis

The white Bordeaux blend sounds great. It always intrigues me how when blended with Semillon, Sauvignon blanc’s insane herbaciousness is reigned in. I’m not usually a fan of oak on Sauv blanc, BUT I think when you add Semillon to the party, something happens between the waxiness of the semillon and the stinky green tones of sauv blanc. A sort of hole is created in which the oak can sit comfortably and integrate into the wine in a way that it’s not just vanilla sitting on top. I I love good white Bordeaux, but I don’t love the price tag, I’ll look for the Leeuwin.

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  • kjdion

    Being such a red fan, I need to open up more to whites. Next trip will have a white at the checkout….

  • kjdion

    Being such a red fan, I need to open up more to whites. Next trip will have a white at the checkout….

  • Rob Howells

    Since you are jetsetting all over the globe, I decided to watch all the episodes again in random order.

  • Rob Howells

    Since you are jetsetting all over the globe, I decided to watch all the episodes again in random order.

  • Brian Johnson

    Have had a couple of Australia Sauvignon Blancs and have tasted Semillon in Australia, but have never bought a bottle. Will need to focus more on whites the next time I make it “down under”. I’m a sucker for the peppery Shiraz though:-)

  • Brian Johnson

    Have had a couple of Australia Sauvignon Blancs and have tasted Semillon in Australia, but have never bought a bottle. Will need to focus more on whites the next time I make it “down under”. I’m a sucker for the peppery Shiraz though:-)

  • wayno da wino

    This Episode got me salivatin’ & slobberin’ big time!!! Those Vinos
    looked Goooooood!!!!

  • wayno da wino

    This Episode got me salivatin’ & slobberin’ big time!!! Those Vinos
    looked Goooooood!!!!

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

    Hey Gary

    I love watching these early episodes with Australian wines. Got to love Australian Riesling!

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com Andrew D

    Hey Gary

    I love watching these early episodes with Australian wines. Got to love Australian Riesling!

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://www.kenmoorhead.com Ken Moorhead

    I just started exploring the world of white wines this week. I’d had a few pinot grigios and chardonnays, and the few rieslings I had never spoke to.

    This week I’ve sampled muscat canelli, two rieslings, gewürtztraminer, alboriño and a blend that included a bit of semillon.

    Wow! I have been doing myself a disservice by not getting more into whites before now. I never disliked them (or dissed them), reds were just what grabbed me. I’ll definitely be picking up some more alboriño and gewürtztraminer, and want to continue trying semillon.

  • http://www.kenmoorhead.com Ken Moorhead

    I just started exploring the world of white wines this week. I’d had a few pinot grigios and chardonnays, and the few rieslings I had never spoke to.

    This week I’ve sampled muscat canelli, two rieslings, gewürtztraminer, alboriño and a blend that included a bit of semillon.

    Wow! I have been doing myself a disservice by not getting more into whites before now. I never disliked them (or dissed them), reds were just what grabbed me. I’ll definitely be picking up some more alboriño and gewürtztraminer, and want to continue trying semillon.

  • allanj

    Great episode. One of my favourites… I like the way you in a short space of time at the end got the message across.
    Try
    new
    things!
    Great!
    Semillon IS huge in Australia. And they are great. And Leeuwin IS a top knotch winery, no doubt about that.

  • corkscrew

    Funny as I go through these oldies the differences from the present show, 1st, the length of the show, Gary said he did not want to sniff for too long…now he jabbers for more than this entire show was, no mention of prices and if you look he did not rinse between wines..may not be as important as with reds but…have not had that many Aussie whites, (did have a Leewin Art Series Chard, was great but too expensive) will seek out. winelx.com

  • corkscrew

    Jon, a little late as a reply, but winesearcher.com or winebid.com would be 2 places to find this wine which I also have tried and it was great..too expensive I would add. winelx.com

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/P6Q7W6SAPBXFDB6CJQONIPGD2I Allan

    Nice. Leeuwin makes some great wines.

  • http://twitter.com/cellarguy Jeremy Cox

    Exploring the white side of wines is amazing. Especially when it comes to food!!!

  • Anonymous

    You don’t know what you love until you try it, love the quote Gary

  • Anonymous

    Awesome show. Have to say Italy is where its at for obscure white varietals

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    87/100

    line of the day – ‘When I went to a rugby match in Australia people were drinking Semillon in the stands’

    Short episode urging people to try different white varieties. Nothing crazy…yet

  • http://twitter.com/LocalCellar Local Cellar

    “You don’t know what you love until you try it.” Words to live by!

  • Evan Davis

    The white Bordeaux blend sounds great. It always intrigues me how when blended with Semillon, Sauvignon blanc’s insane herbaciousness is reigned in. I’m not usually a fan of oak on Sauv blanc, BUT I think when you add Semillon to the party, something happens between the waxiness of the semillon and the stinky green tones of sauv blanc. A sort of hole is created in which the oak can sit comfortably and integrate into the wine in a way that it’s not just vanilla sitting on top. I I love good white Bordeaux, but I don’t love the price tag, I’ll look for the Leeuwin.

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