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RICCITELLI OLD VINES SEMILLON 2015
The most ambitious of the whites, at least price wise, is the 2016 Old Vines from Patagonia Semillon sourced from forgotten 60+-year-old vineyards in Río Negro in Patagonia. Sixty percent of the volume fermented in used French oak barrels, and the rest in egg-shaped cement vats where both wines were kept for six months before they were blended. It has the seriousness, the subtleness, elegance and nuances old Semillon is capable of. This is not explosive or showy, it's a little restrained (it was also bottled days before I tasted it). This is a Semillon with great acidity and that is beautifully textured and tasty. It should develop nicely in bottle. This is only the beginning, because I think Semillon has (again) a bright future in Argentina. 3,000 bottles were filled in September 2016.
Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate. 93+/100