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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.  

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  1. 2018 Silver Wing Waipara Sauvignon Semillon

    2018 Silver Wing Waipara Sauvignon Semillon

    Natural
    90 Points Richard Caro
    A delicious blend of Sauvignon and Semillon that was made with no added preservatives. Silver Wing were early in taking up natural and preservative-free styles, and this wine offers a delicately ...
    $27.99 in mixed 6+ or $30.99 per bottle
  2. 2019 Mendel Mendoza Semillon

    2019 Mendel Mendoza Semillon

    94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A seriously well-reviewed Semillon from one of Argentina's best producers. Made from some of the country's old strains of this grape, this premium example is made in a slightly richer (medium ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  3. 2017 Rockford Local Growers Barossa Semillon

    2017 Rockford Local Growers Barossa Semillon

    92 Points Richard Caro
    A Barossa expression of this classic Australian style. Reflecting the warmer conditions in this region, the Rockford balances Semillon's inherent acidity and lemony flavours with a lovely ...
    $30.99 in mixed 6+ or $34.99 per bottle

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