Tag: Sémillon

Bee Hunter Wines Sémillon 2017, Yorkville Highlands, California

Light golden in color.

On the nose limes, citrus, light earth, green apples, herbs and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, light grapefruits, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.

Medium finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a very tasty Sémillon from Mendocino County in California. Fruit forward with nice acidity. Showing mild complexity, interesting and refreshing.

This 4 year old is nicely balanced and good right out of the bottle.

Good by itself or with food, and better when properly chilled.

A good quality wine. Would be interesting to try it again in 3 to 5 years.

Aged for 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels, on its lees.

13.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.

Chateau Loudenne Saint Yzenes Le Chateau Bordeaux Blanc 2017, France

Very light golden in color with a green tint.

On the nose citrus, grapefruits, green apples, earth, herbs, black pepper, spices and bitter vegetables.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light oak, spices, herbs, bitter vegetables and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a very nice white Bordeaux. Crisp and good right out of the bottle. Even better after some air time.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now which is nice to see. Nicely balanced, and still fresh and crisp.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with meats and cheeses. paired very nicely with the duck liver Pâté.

A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon. Aged in French oak barrels (33% new).

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$27.

L’Ecole No 41 Winery Sémillon 2019, Washington State

Lemon in color with a green tint.

On the nose green apples, earth, grapefruits, herbs, spices and light green vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, vegetables and white pepper.

Short finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Sémillon blend from Washington State.

Crisp and refreshing. Earthy with a white Bordeaux feel.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 88% Sémillon and 12% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 5 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Château Bechereau Philipperie Grand Vin de Sauternes 1983 Bordeaux, France

This is a nicely aged sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Brownish in color with a brick hue.

Great nose, although a little stinky, with honey, vegetables, herbs, wet leaves, citrus and Indian spices light curry and cumin.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with limes, citrus, honey, apples, earth, wood, over ripened pears, honey, Indian spices and black pepper.

This is an interesting sweet wine, but i prefer these younger.

This 36 year old is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Not too sweet, with a lot of complexity. A little bitter on the ending. Spicy and tangy.

I paired it with a Macadamia Nut ice cream.

The nose is very overwhelming, so I figured I need to give it a day to chill out, which was a great idea.

Next day update: It’s good that I didn’t post my review yesterday, as this is a nice surprise. A tastier wine today.

Lost most of the bitter and vegetables notes, and it is showing very nicely.

If you have one, let it open up for a long time. Delicious and complex.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

Château de Cadillac en Fronsadais Cadillac Branda Bordeaux Blanc Sec 1991, Bordeaux, France

Pale lemon in color.

Pronounced nose of dried fruits, over ripen citrus fruits, red apples, apricots and Mediterranean spices. Nice and complex.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. A little buttery and watery.

Dry on the palate with limes, green apples, grapefruits, over ripen citrus fruits, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and herbs.

This is a nice 28 year old white Bordeaux. Spicy and tangy and not crisp any longer.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. After 30 minutes of airtime, honey and maple notes show up. Very interesting and special, with nice complexity. Oxidized, but very tasty. Died after 2 hours.

Drank from half bottle.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

12% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Grand Vin de Graves 2014 Pessac-Léognan, France

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. Crisp and refreshing with nice weight and complexity.

Nose is gentle and elegant. The palate is crisp, dry and rich.

Showing citrus, lemons, spices, light wood, green apples, grapefruits and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes and minerals.

A Good quality wine. Definitely my favorite white Bordeaux so far.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 years.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show more complexity.

Robert Parker 93 points. 94 points Wine Spectator.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$95.

Amavi Cellars Estate Vineyards Sémillon 2018 Walla Walla Valley, Washington State

Pale straw in color with a light golden hue.

Fruity nose with lemons, citrus, grapefruits, red apples, honeydew and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, earth, minerals, spices and herbs.

Medium plus on the finish with spices and bitter almonds.

This Sémillon from Washington state is crisp and refreshing. A good wine to sip on by the pool. Tangy with a nice finish. Has an old-world feel.

Good by itself or with food like fresh seafood. I paired it with cheddar cheese with truffles.

A blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. Aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$25.

Château Rieussec Sauternes Premier Grand Cru Classé 2011 Bordeaux, France

Dark gold in color.

Beautiful nose of lemons, citrus, spices, honey, butterscotch, carmel, hazelnut, mango, apricot and minerals.

Full bodied, buttery and bold, with high acidity and nice legs.

Sweet on the palate with citrus, lemon grind, oranges, honey, peaches, nuts, apricots and Mediterranean spices.

Long finish with honey suckle and spices.

This first growth sweet wine is a delicious one from Bordeaux. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Big and bold, sweet and well balanced.

This one can be aged for a long long time, although it is so yummy now.

This 2011 vintage was magnificent in Sauternes. Tasty, complex and delicious. I loved it.

Robert Parker 95 points.

A blend of 95% Sémillon, 3% Muscadelle and 2% Sauvignon Blanc.

14% alcohol by volume.

98 points.

$90.

Zwebner Estate Vineyard 24.19 White Blend 2017 Bethlehem, Israel

Light straw in color with a green hue.

Soft nose of green apples, citrus, lemons, minerals and light grapefruits.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, light vegetables, grapefruits, lemon juice, spices and minerals.

Long finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice surprise. A nice white blend from Israel. Showing mild complexity, and crisp and refreshing when cold. Not bitter which I really liked. Reminds me of a white wine from Northern Loire.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. Will pair very nicely with oysters.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly as it is a bit watery right out of the bottle.

Very easy to drink, so watch out.

Grapes are grown at 2500 feet elevation. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.