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. Margan Semillon, Hunter
    Margan Semillon, Hunter Valley 2017
    Sémillon Australia
    Andrew Margan was formerly winemaker at Tyrells before starting his own winery in 1989 along with...
    £12.95 per bottle
  2. 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...
    £13.70 per bottle
  3. Deen Vat 5 Bot Semillon - Half
    De Bortoli Deen Vat Series No 5 Botrytis Semillon, Riverina 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...
    £8.00 per bottle £9.20 per bottle
  4. Ch Guiraud 1er cru Sauternes - half
    Château Guiraud, 1er cru Sauternes 2002 - Half
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A full bodied wine, very typical, with almond aromas, white flowers, orange, pear and zest of...
    £30.00 per bottle
  5. L'Extravagant Doisy Sauternes - Half
    L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes 2005 – Half (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 10.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    £114.00 per bottle
  6. Ch Climens, 1er cru Barsac - Half
    Château Climens, 1er cru Barsac 2005 – Half (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A very aromatic wine which shows the strong botrytis charcter, so typical of Climens. Juicy, peachy...
    £66.50 per bottle
  7. Ch Rieussec, 1er cru Sauternes
    Château Rieussec, 1er cru Sauternes 1997 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A wonderful vintage for Sauternes, with plenty of botrytis setting in very early in the season...
    £81.50 per bottle
  8. Château Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes 2010 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Château Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes 2010 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is a stunning wine, probably the best of the vintage after d'Yquem. Lovely botrytis character...
    £79.50 per bottle
  9. 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....
    £16.50 per bottle
  10. Ch Le Fage Monbazillac - Half
    Château Le Fagé, Monbazillac 2015 - 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....
    £7.40 per bottle
  11. Ch Laville-Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
    Château Laville-Haut-Brion, 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
  12. 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...
    £14.60 per bottle
  13. Ch Climens, 1er cru Barsac
    Château Climens, 1er cru Barsac 2003 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Wonderfully intense wine with great depth of rich fruit, aromatic with oranges and spice, but also...
    £88.50 per bottle
  14. 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
  15. Ch d'Yquem, 1er gr cru Sauternes
    Château d'Yquem, 1er grand cru Sauternes 2005
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Wonderfully full and long with tropical and dried fruits blending with honey and brioche flavours....
    £365.00 per bottle £660.00 per bottle
  16. 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...
    £12.95 per bottle
  17. 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...
    £13.70 per bottle
  18. 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....
    £11.80 per bottle

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