Wise 2005 Classic White Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc (Western Australia)
Herbal almost to the point of vegetal, with aromas of tobacco or tomato leaf backed by citrusy flavors and a crisp, grapefruity finish. This is a distinctive wine, one that may have its fans, but I suspect they'll be in the minority.
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