Sémillon

L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Sémillon 2020

Incredibly beautiful semillon from one of Washington’s premier wineries. If you ever visit Walla Walla, you must plan a visit. — 10 days ago

Ray, Martin and 3 others liked this

Tyrrell's Wines

Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon 2011

Drank at 10 years of age, was enjoyable yet not breathtaking — 18 days ago

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2008

Special stuff (and special bottle acquired at the chateau in ‘16, a magical place). Lighter and less sweet vs what I was expecting. Millions of peaches (and apricots) & wildflower honey. Lychee. White pepper, candied ginger, orange peel and mandarin orange on the finish. Slightly muted but delicate florals on the nose. Bottle probably still too cold. Either way, great with baked peaches & vanilla custard.
— 19 days ago

vinokeeno, Paul and 8 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Great stuff, and great value. Whenever I happen across aged bottles for sale I try to acquire, always a good move.
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

It pains me to think about Sauternes as a value because it takes so much effort and expense to make these beautiful (and woefully under appreciated wines), but you’re right, they are values—and better with age. After 10+ years, the oak is completely subsumed, the interesting tertiary notes are beginning to peak through and there’s still so much freshness and bright fruit.

El Enemigo

Mendoza Sémillon 2018

Smooth, vanilla and honey. Delicious. Refreshingly crisp. — 5 days ago

Sharon, Shay and 18 others liked this

Herdade do Esporão

Private Selection Alentejo Sémillon

Stellar performance of the Esporâo private selection branco 2019 vintage (tasted July 2022). — 9 days ago

Château Simon

Cuvee Prestige Barsac 2015

Exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruit. On the grassy side, hay, peach in syrup, apricot... superbly in place for this 2015 with a potential for evolution over the next 25 years, potential evolution towards notes of dried fruit and nuts. Sweet without saturated sugar. Digestible and light. A real wine in the refined sense of the term. Magnificent on a Roquefort cheese.

Notes fruits exotiques, ananas, fruits de la passion. Côté herbeux, foins, pêche en sirop, abricot… superbement en place pour ce 2015 avec un potentiel d’évolution sur les 25 prochaines années, évolution potentiels vers des notes de fruits secs. Doux sans sucre saturé. Digeste et léger. Un vrai vin au sens raffiné du terme. Magnifique sur un Roquefort.
— 16 days ago

Tom, Alan and 16 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Mature. Enjoyed with apricots sautéed with the same wine topped with pistachio mascarpone cream. Delicious all around. — 15 days ago

ESF, Brent and 18 others liked this

Château Climens

Asphodele Sec Sémillon 2019

Crisp, dry green apple to start, then you get some flowers as it warms #hopvdetroit #houseofpurevin — 9 hours ago

Brokenwood

Hunter Valley Sémillon 2021

Nice and bright. Doesn’t overwhelm food. July 2022. — 16 days ago

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Chateau Lestignac

VDF Lestignac Blanc Dix Sept

Jingjia’s 40th at Bistro de le pin. Medium orange. Lovely body. Ripe fruits. Voluptuous.

90% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc. From terroir of clay and limestone, and blue/green marls. 18 months of fermentation in barrels, followed by 6 months of maturation in concrete vats.
[Winemakers’ comment:] 2017 has the class for making great dry Semillon. Paradoxically, the short growing cycle of the vintage, as a result of the ravages of frost, has benefited the variety, producing grapes of a wonderful density, and yet altogether avoiding heaviness. Voluptuous, ripe, salivating and sharp.
“Deep gold hue. Some oxidative aromatics upfront on the nose: ripe orchard fruit mixed with nuttiness. Round and mature, but also incisive and precise. There’s an abundant backbone of minerality here but the wine is wrapped in sap. Persistent palate-staining finish, yet there’s a sense of reserve that seems to suggest at least 6-9 months of laying down before the wine’s full breadth will flesh out, but all the material is there.” AC
— 4 days ago