Whisky, Sémillon

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. De Iuliis Estate Semillon 2020
    The Hunter Valley is renowned for producing some of the best Semillon in the world. This wine displays fresh, lifted citrus characters, a light palate, and crisp, zesty acids. It’s the perfect match for seafood or any delicately flavoured ... Learn More
  2. Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Semillon 2021
    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
  3. De Iuliis Late Picked Sem 500ml 2019
    The De Iuliis Semillon white wines are known for being amongst the best Semillons on offer in the Hunter Valley. This irresistible luscious dessert wine has concentrated flavours of honey / marmalade, dried apricots and peaches. Its silky mouth feel, light ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  4. Andrew Thomas Six Degrees Semillon 2020
    Hunter Valley semillon is one of the world's most uniquely regional wine styles. This is a very new and exciting style for Hunter Semillon, being made as an ‘off dry’ style. First produced in 2008, the inspiration being my love of ... Learn More
  5. Andrew Thomas Six Degrees Semillon 2019
    Hunter Valley semillon is one of the world's most uniquely regional wine styles. This is a very new and exciting style for Hunter Semillon, being made as an ‘off dry’ style. First produced in 2008, the inspiration being my love of ... Learn More
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  6. Elderton Golden Semillon 2020 (375ml)
    Elderton was founded by Neil and Lorraine Ashmead in 1982, and is now run by their sons, Allister and Cameron. Elderton has a proud history of producing great dessert wines and we are extremely excited to now continue this journey with ... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Tyrrells Aged Release Semillon 2015
    One of the best Semillon producers in the world. Tyrrell's is one of the first families of Australian Wine ... Learn More
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  9. Andrew Thomas 'Braemore' Semillon 2019
    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
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  10. 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
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  11. Tyrrell'S Belford Semillon 2015
    2015 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. The Belford vineyard, planted in 1933, is located 10km northwest of the winery. Furthest vineyard from the Brokenback Range and has the most broken down sandy loam soil, consistency similar to that of ... Learn More
  12. Tyrrell'S Stevens Semillon 2016
    2014 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. Sourced from Neil Stevens’ Glenoak vineyard, a combination of light sandy loams and transitional darker, heavier clay soils. Oldest plantings on this vineyard are from 1911. Fermentation in stainless steel at cool temperatures ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  13. Moss Wood Semillon 2018
    An absolutely classic Semillon combination of green apples and figs but with the added complexity of stewed pears and cinnamon. As always, there’s a touch of earthiness suggesting barrel aging but this is definitely not the case. In the ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  14. Tyrrell'S Hvd Semillon 2014
    2014 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. Sourced from the ‘Sign Post’ block which was planted in 1908. The vineyard has light, sandy and well-draining soils. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. After fermentation the wine spent a ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  15. Tyrrell'S Belford Semillon 2014
    2014 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. The Belford vineyard, planted in 1933, is located 10km northwest of the winery. Furthest vineyard from the Brokenback Range and has the most broken down sandy loam soil, consistency similar to that of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    James Suckling
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    Mike Bennie
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  16. Tyrrell'S Stevens Semillon 2014
    2014 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. Sourced from Neil Stevens’ Glenoak vineyard, a combination of light sandy loams and transitional darker, heavier clay soils. Oldest plantings on this vineyard are from 1911. Fermentation in stainless steel at cool temperatures ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  17. Cirillo Ancestor Vine Semillon 2016
    The Cirillo Semillon is harvested entirely of a single vineyard in the Light Pass region in the Barossa Valley believed to be the oldest Semillon vineyard in the world. The fruit is hand-picked and basket-pressed. The wine is then tank ... Learn More
  18. De Iuliis Aged Semillon 2013
    Fresh and lively in its youth, this excellent 2013 vintage Semillon has developed beeswax and honey characters with age in the bottle. An incredibly complex wine with a fresh citrus palate. Only 250 dozen have been carefully cellared in a temperature-controlled environment. ... Learn More
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  19. Tyrrells Belford Semillon 2014
    One of the best Semillon producers in the world. Tyrrell's is one of the first families of Australian Wine ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  20. Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Botrytis Semillon 2018 (375ml)
    This technique produces a very complex aromatic array of dried apricots, figs and pears with unusual background characters like raisins, earth and aspirin. The palate is rich, full bodied and luscious with considerable sweetness balanced by fresh acidity and very ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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    Sam Kim
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Suckling
  21. Sortilege Canadian Whisky & Maple Syrup (750ml)
    Sortilège is a unique blend of Canadian Whisky and maple syrup, created from the richness and authenticity of the Quebec countryside. This liqueur strikes the perfect balance between the heady strength of Canadian Whisky and the distinctive flavour of ... Learn More
  22. Andrew Thomas 'Braemore' Semillon Cellar Reserve 2014
    The wine will mellow and flesh out well with lemon curd and toast characters, yet the faint core of tight acidity will keep the wine refreshing to drink ... Learn More
  23. Andrew Thomas 'Braemore' Semillon Cellar Reserve 2013
    The Braemore vineyard is one of the finest plots of Semillon in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Gary Walsh
  24. Mount Pleasant 'Lovedale' Semillon 2014
    Accolades and Awards: TROPHY: 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show – Best Semillon in Show GOLD: 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show The site of the Lovedale Vineyard was selected in 1939 by the late Maurice O’Shea. The vineyard was planted after World War II ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  25. Online Tasting Pack - Whisk(e)y of the World Tasting Thursday 8th April 6:30pm aedt

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    Time to try some new delicious whisk(e)ys from outside of its usual homes in Scotland and Ireland! In this tasting, we're going to travel the world with whisk( ... Learn More

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  26. United Cellars Whisky Tasters; World Whisky Pack
    This Pack contains 3 x 60ml bottles of whisky; 1. Rampur PX Sherry Cask (India) 2. Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old (United States of America) 3. Kaiyo Japanese Whisky (Japan) This pack is the perfect way to discover Whisky from outside its usual homes of ... Learn More
  27. United Cellars Whisky Tasters; Australian Pack
    This Pack contains 3 x 60ml bottles of whisky; 1. Starward Nova Single Malt (Melbourne) 2. Limeburners Port Cask (Western Australia) 3. Corowa Characters (New South Wales) This pack focusses on the up and coming world of Australian local Whisky. While only a small ... Learn More
  28. Singleton 12Yo Single Malt
    The Singleton of Dufftown is often described as possessing an exceptional smoothness. Using a combination of American and European Oak casks at roughly a 50/50 split the Master Distillers have had one passion in mind - to create the best tasting, ... Learn More
  29. Glenmorangie Craftman Cup Scotch Whisky (700Ml) Gift Pack
    A gift pack containing Glenmorangie ten-year-old single malt and 2 stainless steel whiskey tumblers showing the Glenmorangie insignia. "The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range" The scent of citrus and ripening peaches ... Learn More
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  30. Glenmorangie The Original Scotch Whisky (700Ml)
    "The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range" First, vanilla is detected on the tongue before it ripples along the palate bringing a burst of flowery fruitiness. About a minute after tasting, ... Learn More
  31. Talisker Skye Single-Malt Whisky
    Talisker "Skye" is a new addition to the range as of 2015, named after the beautiful island on which the distillery resides. It follows in the footsteps of an increasing number of distilleries now offering NAS (No Age Statement) bottlings. Matured ... Learn More
  32. United Cellars Whisky Tasters; Single Malt Pack
    This Pack contains 3 x 60ml bottles of whisky; 1. Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (Highland) 2. Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask (Speyside) 3. Oban 14 Year Old (Highland) This pack is the perfect way to see the nuances of Single Malt Scotch. 3 distinctive styles of Whisky ... Learn More
  33. Tyrrell'S 'Vat 1' Semillon 2015
    Vat 1 Semillon only ever comes from our best old vine, dry grown vineyards. These blocks feature ideal sandy, free draining soils that give these wines their unique character. The oldest of these blocks was planted in 1923. Hand picked in the ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  34. Wolfburn Northland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700Ml
    Gold Medal for "Single Malt Scotch Whisky - No Age Statement" - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 "Initially sweet with notes of fruit and fresh sea air. In the background you'll find citrus freshness and hints of cereal, and ... Learn More
  35. White Oak Tokinoka Blended Japanese Whisky (500Ml)
    A beautifully balanced blend of 75% single malt and 25% grain. The ideal start to discovering Japanese whisky. The nose is very fruity with aromas of apricots and dried fruits. There is also a hint of honey. The nose follows onto the ... Learn More
  36. Ardbeg 10 Years Old Single Malt Whisky
    Ardbeg's flagship expression, revered around the World as the peatiest of all the Islay malts, yet perfectly balanced at the same time. An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime ... Learn More
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  37. Sortilege Prestige 7 years old Canadian Maple Whisky (750ml)
    The ultimate maple Whisky Sortilège Prestige is an exquisite blend of Canadian Rye Whisky and pure Quebec maple syrup. Expertly distilled from the finest Canadian grains and then matured in hand selected seasoned and new white oak barrels for ... Learn More
  38. Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban 12Yo Scotch Whisky
    The darkest and most intense whisky in the extra-matured range, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. Dark ... Learn More
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  39. 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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  40. Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old Whiskey (700ml)
    The one and only New Orleans original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey dates back to the 1800s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New ... Learn More
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