Sémillon

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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BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £310.00
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2015 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2015
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
14.0% Alcohol
Wine Advocate95/100
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1 case £210.00
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White
2013
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Luscious
14.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
New To BBX
2 cases £612.00
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BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 37.5cl half bottles BBX
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1 case £335.00
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2009 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2009
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
13.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 37.5cl half bottles BBX
1 case £300.00
BBX
2016 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2016
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
14.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 24 x 37.5cl half bottles BBX
1 case £710.00
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2005 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2005
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
13.5% Alcohol
Wine Advocate90/100
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1 case £575.00
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1 case £585.00
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2003 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2003
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
14.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 24 x 37.5cl half bottles BBX
1 case £765.00
BBX
2010 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2010
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Luscious
13.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £675.00
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2007 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2007
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Luscious
13.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
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1 case £465.00
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2006 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2006
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
13.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
2 cases £950.00
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White
2001
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
14.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 50cl half litre bottles BBX
New To BBX
1 case £525.00
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BBX
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White
1996
Drink up
Full Bodied
Luscious
13.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £285.00
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White
2019
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
12.5% Alcohol
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Limited availability En Primeur
2 cases £310.00
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White
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Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
12.5% Alcohol
Neal Martin, Vinous96-98/100
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Full Bodied
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14.0% Alcohol
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Full Bodied
Luscious
14.0% Alcohol
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White
2023
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
12.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
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White
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Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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White
2018
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
Neal Martin, Vinous90/100
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1 case £129.00
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White
2019
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Dry
12.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 3 x 75cl bottles BBX
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White
2018
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
Wine Advocate94/100
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1 case £375.00
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1 case £355.00
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1 case £380.00
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1 case £410.00
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2011 Château Climens, Barsac, Bordeaux
White
2011
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Luscious
13.5% Alcohol