About Semillon White Wine

About Semillon White Wine
Semillon is a white grape planted most notably in Bordeaux and Australia. While there are some fine dry versions of Semillon (especially from the Hunter Valley in Australia), the most famous use of Semillon is as part of the blend of a Sauternes, the famous dessert wine of Bordeaux.

Top Picks for Semillon

Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard Semillon
91 points
$26
Straw green color. Aromas of bruleed lime, ripe apricot, heirloom apple, flint, and cinnamon smoke with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long dried pineapple, beeswax, sea salt, grilled fruit, and shortbread finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A well-structured and complex Semillon that will come alive after cellaring.
Yorkville Cellars 2019 Randle Hill Estate Vineyard Semillon
89 points
$28
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime curd, bee pollen, hints of pineapple, and white flowers with a round, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of thyme and vanilla with no oak flavor. Great texture and an understated style set this wine up for the long haul; drink now as an aperitif or cellar.
L’Ecole N° 41 2017  Semillon
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Inviting, fruity aromas of toasted apple-cinnamon pastry, poached pear with walnut praline, dried orange peel, lime curd, and clove with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long caraway and banana confection finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A luscious white Bordeaux varietal blend that drapes the palate in decadent fruit and pastry notes.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2017 Limited Release Semillon
88 points
$19
Straw color. Aromas of peach layer cake, french toast, lychee, croissant with apple compote, banana, and warm milk and honey with a velvety, crisp, off-dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length mango flan and powdered sugar-dusted alfajores with cajeta finish with coating tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A creamy, outgoing off-dry Semillon with lots of appeal.
L’Ecole N° 41 2018  Semillon
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of beeswax, dried pineapple, cooked kiwi, dill, banana, and ginger with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of butter cookie with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich white wine that offers structure and balance for the table.
87 points $15 Best Buy