This is a remarkable wine. I tasted it when Tim Atkin brought it along to the International Wine Challenge one morning: he’d opened it the previous evening, and as it was one of his favourite Chilean whites he wanted to share it. I’m glad he did, because it is remarkable. Semillon is a grape that deserves more attention, and Chile needs to be making more wines like these.
J Bouchon Granito Semillon 2016 Maule, Chile
This is from 70 year old vines close to the ocean, grown in granitic soils in Maule. Intense, nutty and waxy with lemony fruit. Very precise and mineral with a hint of wax and herbs. This has such a long lemony finish. Real intensity and focus here, with great complexity. Profound stuff. 94/100
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