Sémillon

Sémillon is an under-rated variety commonly blended with Sauvignon Blanc in France’s Bordeaux region to produce both their dry whites and their world-beating sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac. It is prone to rot which can hamper dry wine production but is great for sweet wine. Elsewhere, it is at its best in Australia’s Hunter Valley, where it can produce very characterful dry whites capable of extended ageing, as well as superb dessert wines. There is a distinct limey and lime blossom character to it. In the rest of Australia, Semillon is often blended with Chardonnay to produce their work-a-day white. 

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  1. Ch Coutet, 1er cru Barsac
    Château Coutet, 1er cru Barsac 2016 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A good depth of honey and citrus fruit here with superbly balanced acidity, plenty of character...
    £39.90 per bottle
  2. Mitchell Noble Semillon Clare-Half
    Mitchell Noble Semillon, Clare Valley 2018 - Half
    Sémillon 10.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    A great, full-on, late harvest sweetie with a silky texture and excellent balance. Intensely...
    £11.30 per bottle
  3. Ch Guiraud 1er cru Sauternes - half
    Château Guiraud, 1er cru Sauternes 2010 - Half
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Wonderful honeyed citrus character with dense sweet fruit, round and full with vanilla and new oak...
    £27.50 per bottle
  4. Mitchell Growers Semillon, Clare
    Mitchell Semillon, Clare Valley 2009
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    Jane and Andrew Mitchell established their winery in 1975 on the family property in South...
    £13.90 per bottle
  5. Deen Vat 5 Bot Semillon - Half
    Deen 'Vat Series No 5' Botrytis Semillon, Riverina, De Bortoli 2014 - Half
    Sémillon 11.0% Vol
    Australia > New South Wales
    Notes of citrus and marmalade on the nose with a gentle nutty character. More citrus on the palate...
    £9.20 per bottle
  6. L'Extravagant Doisy Sauternes - Half
    L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes 2005 - Half
    Sémillon 10.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This extraordinary dessert wines seems to be everlasting. The nose is of grilled apricots with...
    £114.00 per bottle
  7. Lillet Blanc 17%
    Lillet Blanc, 17% vol - 75cl
    Sémillon 17.0% Vol
    Apéritifs & Cocktail Shelf > Vermouths
    An excellent aromatic aperitif from Bordeaux, it has hints of candied fruit, herbs and quinine....
    £16.95 per bottle
  8. Ch Le Fage Monbazillac - Half
    Monbazillac, Château Le Fagé 2016 - Half
    Sémillon 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    This is a luscious dessert wine, brimming with ripe botrytised fruit, both complex and intense....
    £7.50 per bottle
  9. Ch Laville-Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
    Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2007
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A truly intense experience, the aroma is powerful and complex. The palate is bursting with fruit...
    £250.00 per bottle £470.00 per bottle
  10. Ch Pape-Clement Blanc, Pessac-Leognan
    Château Pape-Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2007
    Sémillon 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Rich and complex, floral nose, citrus and pineapple flavours with well integrated toasty...
    £189.00 per bottle
  11. Petit Guiraud, Sauternes - Half
    Petit Guiraud, Sauternes 2013 - Half
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is a lovely, well-balanced wine with citrus fruit and good acidity. Sweet but not cloying. The...
    £14.70 per bottle
  12. Ch d'Yquem, 1er gr cru Sauternes
    Château d'Yquem, 1er grand cru Sauternes 2007
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    No sweet wine surpasses Yquem. It is amazingly rich and opulent with a razor sharp focus. A good...
    £620.00 per bottle
  13. Tanners Sauternes - half
    Tanners Sauternes - Half
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    The vineyard source for this wine is a closely guarded secret, but suffice to say it has a very...
    £13.50 per bottle
  14. Mitchell Growers Semillon, Clare
    Mitchell Semillon, Clare Valley 2015
    Sémillon 12.2% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    Jane and Andrew Mitchell established their winery in 1975 on the family property in South...
    £13.90 per bottle
  15. Margan Botrytis Semillon - Half
    Margan Botrytis Semillon, Hunter Valley 2014 - Half
    Sémillon 10.5% Vol
    Australia > New South Wales
    The Hunter Valley has the perfect humid climate for making naturally sweet botrytis-affected wines....
    £11.90 per bottle

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