Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Boschendal Le Pavillon Chardonnay Semillon

We pulled this bottle out last minute to go with dinner. It really didn't have enough time to chill, but we opened it anyway.

Boschendal Winery
2004 Le Pavillon Chardonnay Semillon ($7-10)
South Africa
Blend: 80 % Chardonnay, 20 % Semillon

Although this is a 80/20 Chardonnay-Semillon blend, the Semillon really takes center stage giving this wine a very strong fruity aroma and peachy-melon flavor. It wasn't very acidic, so it didn't stand up very well to our dinner, but after dinner an icy-chilled glass was kind of nice. I'm not sure I would buy it again, but for the price (< $10), I probably shouldn't be too harsh. If you happen to have a bottle I'd suggest icing it down and sipping it on a sunny day.


wine said...

Don't think I've ever had African wine of any kind...and I have no idea about semillion (is it pronounced "se million" and is it sweet?

Jenn S. said...

It's pronounced say-mee-yohn. Its usually blended with other grapes and a lot of times in sweeter wines.