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. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Gary Walsh
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. WOLFBURN AURORA SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700ML
    This beautiful sherried whisky is made from spirit laid down in a combination of American oak and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. "On the nose you’ll sense sherry sweetness accompanied by dried fruits and malt. On the palate there’s ... Learn More
  29. MICHEL COUVREUR WHISKY THE UNIQUE AGED 4 YEARS IN OAK CASKS
    Matured partly in Scotland and partly in France, bottled without filtration. A blend of malted and un-malted cereals whisky, this spent four years in oak wood. Slight iodine fragrances with a hint of almond, vanilla roundness, floral fineness. A well ... Learn More
  30. THE TEN WHISKY #0 NORTH BRITISH SINGLE GRAIN 700ML
    The North British Distillery is Edinburgh’s last remaining working distillery and also one of the few in Scotland that specialises in grain whisky. Much of their output goes into famous blended whisky brands like Johnnie Walker, Famous Grouse, and ... Learn More
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  31. MICHEL COUVREUR SINGLE MALT CLEARACH 43%
    Clearach is generally the name of a Scottish spirit during its three first years in the cask. Possessing intense and lively characteristics, this whisky spent 3 years in Pedro Ximenez casks. Typical to very young malts with almonds and frangipane (red ... Learn More
  32. TALISKER 10YO SINGLE MALT WHISKY
    Talisker is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky made on the Isle of Skye beside the shore of Loch Harport in the jagged shadow of the peaks of The Cuillin. Founded in 1830 by Hugh MacAskill, Talisker distillery remains faithful to ... Learn More
  33. NIKKA RARE OLD SUPER BLENDED WHISKY 700ML
    World Whisky Awards Category Winner for Best Japanese Blend in 2015 the Nikka Rare Old Super was introduced to the market in 1962. Despite being classified as a blend, it's reported to contain a high proportion of malt from the Yoichi and ... Learn More
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  34. LAGAVULIN 8YO SINGLE MALT
    Released to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Lagavulin distillery by John Johnston in 1816, this eight-year-old is big and smoky, with sweet spice that becomes apparent with a drop of water. Inspired by the visit of Alfred Barnard ... Learn More
  35. Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Whisky
    The first new and permanent addition to the Ardbeg core range in almost 10 years. The Mull of Oa in the south west is the most untamed part of Islay. It's a place where storm meets calm. The jutting cliffs which ... Learn More
  36. UNITED CELLARS WHISKY TASTERS; THE TOP SHELF PACK
    This Pack contains 3 x 60ml bottles of whisky; 1. Benriach 22 Year Old Dark Rum (Speyside) 2. Glenfarclas 25 Year Old (Highland) 3. Kaiyo Cask Strength Whisky (Osaka, Japan) This pack is the perfect way to try some of the most expensive whiskies without breaking ... Learn More
  37. TYRRELL'S 'VAT 1' SEMILLON 2008
    After a relatively cool fermentation, the wine spent a minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled to maintain its freshness. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  38. THE TEN WHISKY #7 CAOL ILA ISLAY 700ML
    The North British Distillery is Edinburgh’s last remaining working distillery and also one of the few in Scotland that specialises in grain whisky. Much of their output goes into famous blended whisky brands like Johnnie Walker, Famous Grouse, and ... Learn More
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  39. MICHEL COUVREUR SINGLE MALT INTRAVAGAN'ZA 50%
    Couvreur is a whisky artisan of long standing. This release spent 3 years in Moscatel & Oloroso casks. Typical to very young malts with almonds and frangipane (red jasmine) fragrance, nice grassy freshness with a slight touch of honey and wood. Lively ... Learn More
  40. JOHNNIE WALKER 'JOHN WALKER & SONS' CELEBRATORY BLEND - LIMITED EDITION
    2020 marks 200 years since John Walker first opened the doors to a small grocery store in rural Scotland, setting in motion a chain of events that would change the world of Scotch whisky forever. This rich and complex blend is inspired ... Learn More
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