Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 271,690 strong:

Register Today!

Best Semillon Wine

Semillon has a rich, voluptuous, waxy almost fat texture but low acidity, which is why it's often blended with zesty Sauvignon Blanc.

Semillon is a vigorous vine but a thin-skinned grape so it's susceptible to sunburn and raising. It resists most diseases, except rot, both the bad kind (Gray Rot) that destroys the grapes and the good kind (Noble Rot or botrytis) that shrivels the grapes to raisins, concentrating their flavors to create some of the world's most famous and expensive dessert wines.

For Château d'Yquem, generally a blend of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, pickers pass through the vineyards ten times or more during the harvest to select only the bunches affected by botrytis. Other exquisite sweet wines in the Bordeaux regions of Sauternes and Barsac are made from this blend as are the dry styles of Graves, such as the renowned Domaine de Chevalier.

My reviews of these Semillon white wines are updated weekly. These Semillon white wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Semillon wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Semillon in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.

Skuttlebutt Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2006
Skuttlebutt Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2006

Margaret River, Australia

Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 47621  11 in stock

Tyrrell's Wines Lost Block Semillon 2010
Tyrrell's Wines Lost Block Semillon 2010

Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Alcohol: 11%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2014

 

LCBO: 933200  Check Stock

BC: 550178  Check Stock

Château Roquefort Vignobles Bellanger Sauvignon Sémillon 2011
Château Roquefort Vignobles Bellanger Sauvignon Sémillon 2011

A.C., Bordeaux, France

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

 

LCBO: 313346  Check Stock

St. Hallett Semillon 2004
St. Hallett Semillon 2004

Barossa, Australia

Alcohol: 11.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 658005  Check Stock

Bartier Bros Cerqueira Vineyard Semillon 2016
Bartier Bros Cerqueira Vineyard Semillon 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 11.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2018‐2023

 

BC: 244137  Check Stock


Search for more wine results

Join Us

Semillon

Other regions notable for Semillon include Chile, where more vines are planted than anywhere else on earth, and Australia, especially in the Hunter Valley.

Signature aromas include fig, lemon, pear, lime, nectarine, saffron, bell pepper, asparagus and grass.

Oak aging and malolactic fermentation add notes of lanolin, vanilla, buttered toast, cream, smoke and oak.

Dessert styles also have notes of honey, apricot, lemon curd, meringue, quince, peach and pineapple.

Food matches for dry styles of Semillon include nuts, smoked salmon, shellfish, seafood, antipasti, poultry, pasta.

Dessert styles go well with foie gras, cheeses, angel food cake, biscotti, bread & butter pudding, coffee cake, creme brulee, fruit tarts, treacle pudding and fruit cobbler.

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award