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Sémillon is an unsung hero - a hardly drunk traditional grape that makes pithy, powerful whites. Sem is easy to grow, with thick skins susceptible to only the very best disease - noble rot or Botrytis - which concentrates its rich flavours to become the oily flesh of legendary dessert-wine, Sauternes. In Bordeaux’s dry whites it is mostly a blender, adding body and depth to Sauvignon Blanc’s perfume and acidity. Australian old vines now produce the modern classics of dry Semillon, showcasing its engaging heavy-but-light balance - i.e. real body and depth behind a strangely delicate palate of lemony citrus pith, grass and honey, gaining over decades a distinctive lanolin and waxy-mineral dimension.  

Sémillon

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  1. 2014 Craft Farm 'Loughlin' Sauvignon Blanc

    2014 Craft Farm 'Loughlin' Sauvignon Blanc

    18 Points Raymond Chan
    We liken this to a 'Baby Dry River' as its the personal label of Ant McKenzie who consults to Dry River. With the blending of 15%Semillon into the wine this is a serious Savy for those who want ...
    Elsewhere up to $33.99 Save $4 $29.99 a bottle
  2. 2014 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon

    2014 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon

    93 Points Bob Campbell
    A superb Sauvignon-Semillon, this old vine classic from Waipara is Bordeaux-influenced and food-orientated. Offering lovely texture and complexity, the 30% Semillon is fuller bodied and ...
    Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $4 $30.99 a bottle
  3. 2016 Clos Floridene Graves Blanc

    2016 Clos Floridene Graves Blanc

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    16.5 Points Jancis Robinson

    En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2019. A great price for such pedigree white Bordeaux – and from a superb year! Clos Floridene was begun in 1982 by the now ...

    $39.99 a bottle

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