Sémillon

Château Climens

Asphodele Sec Sémillon 2018

100% dry Semillon from Barsac. Coming from one of the great Sauternes houses, this has to be magnificent right? Of course it is. Pale lemon in the glass with a floral perfumed nose. Lemon zest, lychee, and green apple get the party started with pears and honeysuckle coming to play. The honey, the straw, the brioche bread, all so lovely and so deep. Such an exciting, ethereal nose.

Lovely is the word of the day here. This is a mood invoking wine. Soft but rich. Evocative yet subtle. The acidity is crisp and the mouthfeel silky. The palate displays nice orchard fruits and a touch of stone minerality. Very saline, very correct, and magnificently pure. Spring in a bottle. A very unique, fun wine and I cannot get enough.
— 15 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Always beautiful photos to go with your reviews. Cheers!🥂
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie You’re the best
Trixie

Trixie

@Willie Carter You're too kind my friend!

Château Doisy-Daëne

Bordeaux Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2018

100% Sauvignon. Star bright straw gold. Inviting nose of green apples and honeysuckle. Firm acidity leads the medium palate which yields green apple, citrus rind, and a touch of birch. Moderately lingering, slightly stony finish. Sauvignon done Bordeaux style with body and brightness that makes a perfect pair for seafood, roasted poultry, or Asian cuisine. Drink now through 2024. — 2 days ago

Josh, Daniel and 3 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Used to sell this wine many moons ago. Haven’t had it since but miss it!

Château Nicot

Entre-Deux-Mers 2019

A touch of Muscadelle accents the floral qualities of this traditional Bordeaux white blend. (Balanced amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon). Nicely perfumed nose of pear, tropical fruits, grass and wet stones. Melon, white peach, lemon and mineral flavors on the pallet. Beautiful balance, texture and acidity. Fantastic food wine. — 5 days ago

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Tyrrell's Wines

Single Vineyard HVD Hunter Sémillon 2014

Lemon tart and a bit of granite. Very tight even on day two, needs to wiggle its legs a bit! — 14 days ago

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Ryan Colthorp

Ryan Colthorp

Needed another gold medal...
Jason Keefer

Jason Keefer

@Ryan Colthorp i was thinking the same thing!

Tauro Block Boushey Vineyard

Semillon 2016

Andrew Holod
9.1

Do you see a commin thread in my feed? I do, non-aromatic, fleshy/dense white wines that pair amazingly with food.
I've had other bottles of this wine which I've enjoyed more, but this still very good.
— 22 days ago

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2009

This is a delicious dessert wine from France.

Delicious right out of the bottle and much better after an hour of airtime.

Showing oranges, tangerines, honey, ripen apples, Indian spices, pears, light tropical fruits, peaches and white pepper.

Full-bodied with high acidity and well balanced. Rich and extracted.

Showing nice complexity with a nice buttery mouthfeel.

Delicious and engaging.

Will age nicely in the next 20 to 30 years.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

I had it all by itself as a dessert.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.
— 9 days ago

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Martin Bergo

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Excellent review, as always. Do you have a price point? You usually include…

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

Just perfect whether a 1/2 or a full bottle. Primary taste of white flowers, lychee, peach and pineapple. Perfect acidity, bitterness and off sweet. Now 10 to 15 years waiting for these secondary tastes to develop. Quite a challenge to not touch something this good earlier. — a day ago

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Lock & Worth Winery

Naramata Bench Sémillon 2018

Lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Continuing to the palate, there's additionally honeydew, yellow apple, and a walk through my herb garden. This is an Okanagan semillon that I really enjoy... I've put some Okanagan semillon in the cellar over the years, and one day I'll see how they do with age on them and we'll see what fighting over vineyards really yields. — 16 days ago

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Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Rosé Blend 2016

My first experience with one of Musar’s Rosés and I’ve got to say that it reminds me a lot of their Blanc but with a kiss of red fruit…which, in a sense, is exactly how this wine is made. Popped and poured; consumed over two hours. Served just a touch below cellar temp but it warmed in the glass. The wine presents as a sort of pale copper color. On the nose, a rather fascinating array of fruit including strawberry, watermelon, bing cherry, grapefruit, and generic tropical fruit. On the palate, I’m reminded more of Rainier cherries with kiwi, lemon, lanolin and almond skin. A rather fabulous body with wonderful texture…not too unlike LdH’s Tondonia Rosado, actually. Medium- tannin and medium+ acid. The finish is long and satisfying. No doubt, this is a very nerdy rosé and one that I look forward to experiencing more often! FWIW, Delectable misidentifies this as a blend of Chardonnay, Semillon and Cinsault when in fact this is Obaideh, Merwah and Cinsault. — 4 days ago

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Far Niente Winery

Dolce Napa Valley Sémillon Blend 2012

This is a delicious sweet wine from Napa Valley.

Deep gold in color.

Showing Sweet tangerines, apricots, peaches, spices and tropical fruits.

Full bodied with high acidity. Sweet on the palate with nice complexity.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years and see how it evolves.

A very tasty dessert wine. Rich and extracted. Delicious.

A blend of 89% Semillon and 11% Sauvignon Blanc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85 (375ml)
— 7 days ago

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"Odedi"

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@Martijn the sweetness of doing nothing.
"Odedi"

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@Henry Fuseler i need to try that
Martijn

Martijn

@"Odedi" exactly thats why I like the combination they made at Far Niente...... smart