Semillon is a golden-skinned grape that originated in the Bordeaux region of France. This grape variety, while less known than some of its counterparts, is an essential component in the production of the famed Sauternes and other Bordeaux white blends. Its character is often marked by distinct flavors of honey, figs, and citrus, particularly when aged. Over time, mature Semillon wines can develop intriguing notes of lanolin and toast, presenting a deep and layered drinking experience. Notably, the grape also has a significant presence in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it transforms into wines with grassy and green apple notes in their youth, maturing to richer, toasty flavors with age. Its adaptability to various winemaking techniques and climates means that Semillon has a range of expressions, each revealing a unique facet of this intriguing varietal.