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Xanadu Exmoor Drive Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2014

Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer: Xanadu Wines; Margaret River, Western Australia.

Grape Variety: Blend: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Margaret River, Western Australia.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $46.00

Purchased From: The Britannia Restaurant, on board the Queen Mary 2.

Paired With: Scallops with artichoke puree and tomato confit.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, without color. Strong citrus aroma. The taste changes dramatically from the bouquet. Smooth, tart and tropical fruit taste with just hints of citrus. Than a long finish with a New Zealand Sauvigno blanc grapefruit taste. Good with the scallops but not as a sipping wine.

    She said: After the Captains cocktail party (drinking terrible white whine) just before dinner, this wine had a fantastic aroma. It stimulates the palette with a grapefruit flavor typical of Sauvignon Blanc but had a mellowness provided by the Semillon. The wine went extremely well with the scallops but had a strong grapefruit flavor as the dinner progressed. By the end of the dinner it just tasted like strong New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 9 336957 000628

Imported by: Bibendum Wine; London, United Kingdom.