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 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 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
Dh Lescombes 2019  Semillon
86 points
$18
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas of dried apples, lemon peel and hints of grass with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length tangy underripe starfruit finish with no oak flavor. A dense and tangy Semillon for creative pairings.