Category Archives: semillon

Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2006

Tyrrell’s Wines, Vat 1, Hunter Semillon, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, 2006 On the Lower Hunter Valley and semillon In general the Lower Hunter Valley is a gently undulating region. It is sub-tropical, with one of the warmest, wettest and … Continue reading

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Torbreck Barossa Semillon 2012

Torbreck, Woodcutters’s Semillon, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 2012 Barossa GI and Barossa Valley The Barossa GI (Geographical Indication) lies to the north of the city of Adelaide, and includes the two regions of Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and the … Continue reading

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Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2006

Tyrrell’s Wines, Vat 1, Hunter Semillon, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, 2006 Hunter Valley semillon does not see oak, rather, with time in bottle, it can develop a certain toastiness, adding a further dimension to a wine’s complexity. This wine: … Continue reading

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Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2000

Tyrrell’s Wines, Vat 1, Hunter Semillon, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, 2000 Hunter Valley semillon does not see oak, rather, with time in bottle, it can develop a certain toastiness, adding a further dimension to a wine’s complexity. This wine: … Continue reading

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Hermits Botrytis Semillon 2011

De Bortoli, Hermits Hill Botrytis Semillon, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, 2011 This wine: varietal semillon, screw cap closure, 10.5% abv, widely available, 375ml, £9 (2016) Consumer tasting note: a good botrytised nose of thick orange marmalade, super-ripe yellow peach and … Continue reading

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Hermits Botrytis Semillon 2009

De Bortoli, Hermits Hill, Botrytis semillon, Riverina, NSW, Australia, 2009 Varietal semillon, created from grapes affected by noble rot (botrytis cinerea), increasing wine viscosity and so body, sweetness and complexity; natural cork closure, 11% abv, 375ml, £9, M&S WSET style tasting note … Continue reading

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Blanc de Valandraud No2 Bordeaux 2007

Blanc de Valandraud N°2, AOC/AOP Bordeaux, 2007 Château de Valandraud is not a building, rather a made up name for one of the first St.Emilion garagiste wines, owned by Jean-Luc and Murielle Thunevin.  It is made up of small plots, with the first … Continue reading

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