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. Tanners Sauternes - half
    Tanners Sauternes - Half
    Sémillon 13.0% 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
  2. Ch Suduiraut, 1er Sauternes
    Château Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes 2017 - Half
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is a stunning wine, probably the best of the vintage after d'Yquem. Lovely botrytis character...
    £35.00 per bottle
  3. Ch Doisy Daene, 2me Sauternes
    Château Doisy Daëne, 2me cru Sauternes 2017 - Half
    Sémillon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Good Sauvignon character with a lick of fine oak. Rich and racy, plenty of depth, then a lemony...
    £25.00 per bottle
  4. Raymond Lafon Sauternes 17 - Half
    Château Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes 2017 - Half
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Intense, slightly oily nose with a lick of raw honey about it. Rich and butterscotch sweetness on...
    £12.50 per bottle
    Out of stock
  5. Clos Haut Peyraguey 2017 - Half
    Clos Haut-Peyraguey, 1er cru classé Sauternes 2017 - Half
    Sémillon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Rich and intense with honeyed apricot and citrus fruit and good botrytis flavours. Excellent...
    £21.95 per bottle
  6. Ch d'Yquem, 1er gr cru Sauternes
    Château d'Yquem, 1er grand cru Sauternes 2005 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Wonderfully full and long with tropical and dried fruits blending with honey and brioche flavours....
    £660.00 per bottle
  7. Ch Le Fage Monbazillac Grande Réserve  - Half
    Monbazillac Grande Réserve, Château Le Fagé 2015 - 50cl
    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....
    £12.20 per bottle
  8. Ch Coutet, 1er cru Barsac
    Château Coutet, 1er cru Barsac 2005
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is full and soft, very concentrated and rich, honeyed with great length and depth. With lowish...
    £73.00 per bottle
  9. Ch Guiraud 1er cru Sauternes - half
    Château Guiraud, 1er cru Sauternes 2009 – Half (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A full bodied wine, very typical, with almond aromas, white flowers, orange, pear and zest of...
    £36.00 per bottle
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Ch Pape-Clement Blanc, Pessac-Leognan
    Château Pape-Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2007 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Rich and complex, floral nose, citrus and pineapple flavours with well integrated toasty...
    £220.00 per bottle
  14. Petit Guiraud
    Petit Guiraud, Sauternes 2016 - 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
  15. Ch Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes
    Château Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes 2005 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A stunning wine, probably the best of the 2005 vintage after d'Yquem. Lovely botrytis character and...
    £82.00 per bottle
  16. Mitchell Growers Semillon, Clare
    Mitchell Semillon, Clare Valley 2016
    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
  17. 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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