Sémillon

Common synonyms: Wyndruif (South Africa)

Parentage of the grape: undetermined, likely native to Bordeaux and/or surroundings
 
History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distinguished popularity in the regions where it is grown. It has been used in quality production in France, in the areas in and around Bordeaux for centuries. It is there that it is found in elegant dry white wines, most often blended with Sauvignon Blanc. But perhaps even more importantly, its predisposition for Botrytis cinerea (a.k.a. “noble rot”), which has an astounding effect on the grape (as long as it is healthy), pinpointing its sugars and aromas for the Cadillac of sweet wine, Chateau d’Yquem of Sauternes. These wines can take long cellar aging and are some of the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. In more accessible forms, it is found in the late harvest dessert wines of lesser grade Sauternes (which are still Read more »

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  • Château des Deux Lions Sainte-Croix-du-Mont 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine du Noble Loupiac 2001

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... du Noble and consists of 85% semillon and 15% sauvignon blanc and spent 18 months in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it .It is certainly sweet,almost like honey or syrup, and there is plenty of a pineapple,apricot,peach and vanill... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • It was kind of an open house. Calistoga does that on the 4th where people have ... ... brought a champers and a Semillon. The beers were the local Mad Fritz and a keg of Scrimshaw. Margaritas were rocket fuel in a cooler. It got real crowded as the morning progressed and wading through the masses hanging around  the alcohol was taxing.The bott... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Among the sparklers, Jacquesson's GVS beat out the Schramsberg BdN, though ... ... then SB segueing into SB/Semillon, then Chard. Zind Humbrecht was ON. Henschke edged out Leeuwin, though not by all that much. Riesling title to ZH.Nearly a tossup between Constantia SB and Daguenaux's Fumé, though if it'd been the Silex, Didier's successor woul... Read More

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  • 14 Hands White Blend Horse Heaven Hills Hot To Trot White 2011

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage ... Old Winery Semillon (Hunter), 2006Chateau La Louviere (blanc), 1992Domaine Denogent Pouilly Fuisse La Croix Vielle Vignes, 2011Nicolas Potel Bâtard Montrachet, 2003 Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Muscat de Constance, 1999Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesli... Read More

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  • Don't know Dmucker.Tonight we let someone else cook for us. Went to a locsl ... Just a delicious nlend of Semillon from Monte Rosso, Miscadelle and Chasseles Doré.When the entrées arrived we popped the 2010 Rivers Marie Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir which unfortunately was horribly corked.They had. '13 Radio Couteau Pinot on the wine list so I or... Read More

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  • Half Mile Creek Semillon Sauvignon Blanc South Eastern Australia 2014

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    Wooded and raw in the glass with toasted cedar and raw coconut notes amidst more fruit aromas of peach and lemon. This is green and tart in the mouth, with fresh cut grass and lime wedges up front leading in to lemongrass and green melon notes towards the herbed citrus finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2013

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    Very good as always. Petrol, melon, citrus, lanolin and stone fruit on the nose lead to tantalizing, mouthwatering finish with plenty of minerality and acidity. Drink now - Paul 89 poits Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2013

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    Wine review by dlpugh


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