Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1980

The 1980 vintage in Sauternes was challenging to say the least but Chateau D’Yquem has crafted one of the shining stars of the vintage. Aromatically quite expressive, the Sauternes takes the lead with candied ginger, lychee, apricot and shades of bananas foster that all sing in unison. The palate comes off with an unusual combination of sweet and sour tones, with a strong vein of salinity that races through the core of quince, sour apricot, vanilla creme brûlée and roasted pineapple flavors. Texturally elegant, this is far less on the unctuous side of D’Yquem, but has a beautiful feeling of refinement, freshness and elegance. Still humming at the forty year mark, the 1980 D’Yquem will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another five to ten years. Drink 2020-2027- 94 — 9 days ago

Shay, Eric and 25 others liked this

Matthiasson

Napa Valley White Blend 2015

In the last year, this wine has shed some of its greenness. It’s a touch more creamy and softer, better integration of oak and acidity.
A very nice wine. Served next to a Caesar’s Salad.
(50% SB and the rest Ribolla Gialla, Semillon and Friulano)
— 3 days ago

Chris, Shay and 10 others liked this

Clonakilla

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

TA
9.0

Fruity and definitely on the sweet side, almost like a moscato. Very easy drinking. Would be a good substitute for Riesling when pairing with Asian/spicy food. — 4 days ago

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Candied pineapple, honeycomb, green apple skin, plump and round with some clove on the finish. — 4 days ago

Eric, Shay and 20 others liked this

Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Half-bottle. Lovely older Sauternes, still wonderful acidity keeps this wonderfully balanced, sweet and medium-long finish, very nice Sauternes. — 15 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Severn liked this

Château Raymond-Lafon

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

I received a text saying that the Sancerre in the wine fridge looked and tasted weird, I asked for a picture, and got this. So I raced over and drank what I could. Great nose, honeyed palate, nice balance. Great wine. — 18 days ago

Shay, Bob and 12 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2006

Loren Grossman
9.5

Muscular and focused. Black fruit, slate and cassis. Powerful and deep. Needs lots of time but clearly built of the finest materials. — 2 hours ago

Ira liked this

Château Laville Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

Tasted blind. Light gold. Complex nose. Notes of honeysuckle, grass field, lemon, beeswax and some green apple. Nice fruit in the mouth. Soft and quiet acidity and structure, even after 5 hours of air. Decent juice but the nose makes you wanting more than the body provides. Was hoping for more impact. — 16 days ago

Severn, David and 22 others liked this

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2012

Complex and quaffable #pessacleognan #graves GCC Bordeaux blend. Served cold there are some wild onion notes, yellow citrus but as it warms up a bit in the glass it balances out nicely and with forward fruit and an luscious mouthfeel. It would be outstanding with fresh oysters. — 10 days ago

Neil and Manny liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2006

Initially reticent and needing 30 minutes of air to fully express itself aromatically, the 2006 Chateau Rieussec opens with a lighter bouquet of butterscotch, buttered popcorn, mango and ginger undertones. The palate shows really good freshness and intensity with a good sense of minerality. Pineapple creme brulee, poached pear, bananas foster and nutmeg flavors complete this beautiful wine. The exceedingly long, finish lingers and rounds out this complete wine. What this doesn’t possess on the nose, exceeds expectations on the palate and finish, as this elegant wine is one of the great wines of this vintage. Enjoy this wonderful wine over the next two decades. Drink 2020-2035- 94 — 24 days ago

Martin, Shawn and 30 others liked this
Martin Sher

Martin Sher

Great note, thanks. Curious about the size? I’ve got a handful of the 375s.
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Martin Sher This is marvelous right now but will have a long life ahead of it regardless of 375 or 750👌