Tag: Sémillon

Chateau Guiraud Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2003 Bordeaux, France





Deep golden in color.

Strong nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, melons, oranges, tangerines, tropical fruits and pineapples. A really beautiful nose.

Full bodied and buttery with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with melons, red apples, honey, tropical fruits, spices, light earth, honeysuckle and white pepper.

Long finish with oranges and spices.

This is a fabulous dessert wine from Bordeaux, France.

Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Delicious right out of the bottle, good by itself, and even better after an hour of airtime.

Thanks Scott for sharing this with me.

This 19 year old is smooth and generous. Rich and extracted. Sweet and well balanced.

I’ve had the 2009 vintage not too long ago, and this is showing so much better. What a wonderful surprise.

Paired very nicely with the blue cheese. Drank from a 375ml bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$40.



Rudd Estate Crossroads Mount Veeder Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Napa Valley, California


Pale lemon in color.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Showing limes, citrus, green apples, spices, minerals, light grass, herbs, light gooseberry and white pepper.

Dry on the palate with nice length on the finish.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Crisp and refreshing, and feels young for a 4 year old Sauvignon Blanc.

I had this vintage almost 2 years ago, and it is drinking better now.

Nicely balanced with lots of fruits to balance the acidity. Alcohol is nicely integrated by now.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when complexity comes in.

Drinking very nicely now and will continue in the next few years.

A blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Sauvignon Gris and 2% Sémillon. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 9 months (9% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$37.

Chateau Suduiraut Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2004, France





This is a wonderful 18 year old sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Showing lemons, citrus, yellow apples, pears, pineapples, honey and light earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate and well balanced with nice complexity.

Has a lovely nose that I really enjoyed. Kept on smelling on it for a long time.

Drinking wonderfully now, and will continues to age nicely in the next 20 years.

A tasty wine that doesn’t need food at all, but will pair very nicely with Foie Gras.

A blend of mostly Sémillon with Sauvignon Blanc.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$70.

Zwebner Estate Vineyard 24.19 White Blend 2017 Judean Mountain, Israel

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing limes, grapefruits, lemons, minerals, citrus, green apples and white pepper.

This is a nice surprise. This 4 year old Sémillon blend from Israel is still very tasty.

I had this vintage almost 3 years ago, and it is even better now. Lost some of the fruit as expected, but still tasting very fresh. Would be interesting to try it again in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle and better with a nice chill.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 60% Sémillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. A very small production of only 850 bottles. This is bottle number 612. Kosher.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Chateau Bechereau Philipperie Sauternes 1983, France





Dark golden in color.

Simple on the nose with honey, citrus, pineapples, honeydew and light spices.

Full bodied with high acidity and long legs.

Off dry on the palate with yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits, licorice, honey, light earth notes, herbs and white pepper.

Long finish with spices and black pepper.

This 38 year old is still drinking very nicely now, but probably past its peak.

I gave it an hour to open up, but it probably needed much longer.

This is an interesting sweet wine. Spicy and entertaining, but lost a lot of the fruits by now. From a great vintage, but not as sweet as I expected it to be.

I had it a couple of years ago and liked it better then. Not what I expected but it is still very drinkable.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Chateau Lacaussade Saint Martin Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, France




Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Light nose of citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, earth and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, faint wood, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter vegetables, spices, earth, herbs and almonds.

Medium minus on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice and enjoyable white Bordeaux. Easy drinking and good for parties. A little spicy, which makes it interesting.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Fermented in Oak barrels, and aged on its lees for 10 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$23.

Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2013, France



This is a delicious dessert wine from France. Sweet on the palate with great complexity.

Showing honey, yellow apples, apricots, spices, sweet nectar, white wild flowers, melons, brown sugar and spices.

Medium bodied with high acidity.

Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Thank you Barry for sharing this with me.

This needs no food. Just sip and enjoy.

This 8 year old will continue age nicely in the next 40 years.

Just delicious.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$160 (375 ml).

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.