Sémillon

The main grape for Sauternes and particularly successfully grown in Australia's Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Sémillon is one of Australia’s iconic and unique wines, totally unlike any wine produced elsewhere in the world from the same grape variety.

In youth the wines are quite citrusy and fresh, but are generally perceived to gain hugely in complexity as they age and are deemed to be best drunk when at least 5 years old, frequently lasting for 10 or more years. Unusually for Australia, the alcohol levels rarely exceed 11.5%.

In Bordeaux it is the most widely planted white grape and is blended with Sauvignon Blanc to produce the great long-lived dry whites of Graves as well as the great sweet wines of Sauternes. It is high in alcohol and extract and relatively low in aroma and acidity. Its thin skin makes it very susceptible to botrytis which is prerequisite for the making of Sauternes. It responds well to oak ageing and, while having a lightly lemony aroma when young develops lanolin flavours which some describe as "waxy", as well as a rich, creamy, intense, texture and a deep golden colour.

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Elderton, Ready, but will keep,

H/Bottle

£16.95

Case price (12)
£183.00 Saving £20.40

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£139.44
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Moss Wood, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£219.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 69cs

£128.88
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Chateau Climens, For laying down,

Bottle

£50.00

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£260.00
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Chateau Climens, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Asx12 btl 1 x 900cl)

£835.17

Asx12 btl 1 x 900cl 13cs

£670.00
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Chateau Climens, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£240.00
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Chateau Climens, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£750.00
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Chateau Climens, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£295.00
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Chateau Climens, Ready, but will keep,

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£460.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£600.00
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Henschke, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 3cs

£94.00
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Thorne & Daughters, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£140.00
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Chateau Climens, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£350.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£290.00
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Chateau Climens, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£440.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£532.00
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Chateau Climens, For laying down,

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 2cs

£650.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£630.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£680.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,049.00
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Chateau Climens, For laying down,

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£223.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£220.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£250.00
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£300.00
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Chateau Climens, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£450.00
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Tyrrell's Wines, Ready, but will keep,
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£398.00
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Moss Wood, Ready, but will keep,
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£214.00
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Chateau Climens, Ready, but will improve,
New To BBX

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£1,200.00
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