The Regent Semillon Chardonnay 2007

By | November 2, 2008

Semillon does not fill my heart with joy. It tends to signal watered down, bulked up, thinned out and other uninspiring phrases. ¬†Aussie Chardonnay on the other hand makes me think big – fruity fruit, toasty toast, oaky oak and spicy spice, alcohol galore – lots of everything like a kid’s dream ice-cream sundae.
The Regent Semillon Chardonnay 2007 was a pleasant surprise. It has a measured amount of the Chardonnay goodness with melon and peach, a smidge of the honey, but not to an intrusive degree and some zippy lemony-ness which served to balance rather than thin the fruit. 13.5% alcohol is a sensible amount and won’t see you wobbling after a large glass.
It benefits from being cold, just above frosty cold. At about ¬£6 a bottle from Laithwaite’s it’s reasonable value and a wine I’d happily drink again.