I suppose to test this out I shouldn't be using a £7 wine from Tesco. But then again, maybe I should? This is, after all, a Tesco Finest wine. And it is from Hunter Valley, where Semillion grows and matures like no other place on earth.
I bought two bottle of this (it was on offer for £4.99). One I drank right away, and the other is getting the cellar treatment for as long as possible. So how was the one I drank right away (with 3 years bottle age)? It was - OK. I think Semillon is a bit of an acquired taste. It's nutty, limey and savoury. It's like a Fino Sherry almost - maybe not immediately likable but is intriguing and grown-up, and a good food wine.
Denman Vineyard Semillon 2006
Hunter Valley, Australia