Semillon

Semillon is widely grown in Australia. And like Riesling is one of the very best grapes for demonstrating the different characters emerging from Australia’s varied wine regions. There are many different styles produced, however, the Hunter Valley is by far the most famous. Semillon from the Hunter Valley is lean, pale wine with citrus, grapefruit and flintiness in its flavour. With a few years bottle age it turns into a honeyed, nutty, classic wine. The Barossa Valley tends to be the most luscious, often with oak age, it has aromas of peaches and mangoes. Margaret River’s versions are a fine balance between these two styles, and they age well too. It is most often blended with Sauvignon Blanc to produce the regions famous blends.

In France, it is the main grape for Sauternes. Elsewhere in Bordeaux it is the most widely planted white grape and is blended with Sauvignon Blanc to produce the dry whites of Graves. In Bordeaux, where it can be aged in oak, it produces wines that are high in alcohol and extract, but relatively low in aroma and acidity. Its thin skin makes it very susceptible to botrytis which is prerequisite for the making of Sauternes.
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  1. TYRRELL'S HUNTER VALLEY SEMILLON 2018
    The nose is clean with a hint of lemon richness. The palate continues with fresh citrus and concentrated grapefruit flavours. The finish is pleasing with a balance of fruit and soft acid. Excellent drinking upon release and will develop in ... Learn More
  2. SILKMAN SEMILLON 2017
    A modern style of Hunter valley Semillon. Abundant in flavours while still delivering a wine that is poised and long. Fragrant, lifted and minerally with lemongrass, lemon zest and fresh hay. Light, dry and intense with lemony fruit depth and ... Learn More
    SILKMAN SEMILLON 2017
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  3. ANDREW THOMAS 'BRAEMORE' SEMILLON 2018
    Classicly paired with freshly shucked oysters and sashimi - The nose is greeted with intense lime zest fruit characters which follow through to the palate with its delightful, vibrant fruit purity.The mouth watering acidity provides impeccable balance and precision ... Learn More
  4. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 63' CHARDONNAY SEMILLON 2017
    Bruce Tyrrell's favourite white wine - arguably the most unique wine Tyrrell’s produce. 80% Chardonnay from the HVD Vineyard, and 20% Semillon sourced from Tyrrell's famous Vat 1 blend. Pale yellow in colour with sweet chardonnay fruit and quality French oak on ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  5. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 1' SEMILLON 2014
    The standard-bearer for this variety, this young Vat 1 is expertly balanced and built for a long life in the cellar. A compact and powerful wine. Such focus and persistence too. Waxy and floral notes in perfume, citrus to the max. ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    Gary Walsh
  6. CHATEAU DOISY DAENE 2011
    Viscous green plum, green almond, quince, pineapple, fig and pear notes blend together on the nose. The long, toasted almond and ginger-filled finish has terrific depth. Scored 95-98 from Wine Spectator ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    Jancis Robinson
  7. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 1' SEMILLON 2005
    An iconic Australian wine from what is a classic vintage for Hunter Valley semillon. Showing a tightly structured palate with considerable length and breadth of citrus fruit flavours. This wine is only just beginning to evolve and show a hint ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Gary Walsh
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
  8. CHATEAU SUDUIRAUT 2001
    In 2001 winemaker Pierre Pascaud has produced a quite extraordinary wine that is a real contender for 'wine of the vintage'. With an elegant honeyed nose, this seductive, creamy, opulent wine explodes on the palate with layers upon layers of complex ... Learn More
    CHATEAU SUDUIRAUT 2001
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    Jancis Robinson
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