2015 Semillon, Reserve

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A bouquet of lime juice/pith and kaffir lime with mineral tones and a palate displaying upfront fruit flavours of lime and lime leaf.  Supple juicy plumpness with a mouth-watering slaty acid profile.


Suggested Food Match

Semillon pairs well with seafood, especially shellfish, pork, veal, chicken, game birds or dishes with cream sauces.


  • 94 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
  • Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirit Challenge London 2016
  • Bronze Medal – Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2015
  • Bronze Medal – Canberra & Region Wine Show 2015
  • Bronze Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
  • Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards London 2016
Reviews (6)

6 reviews for 2015 Semillon, Reserve

  1. Max Cruz

    2015 Reserve Semillon – Max Crus, (June 2016)

    LOVELY STUFF: Shaw Vineyard Estate Reserve Semillon 2015. It can look greedy having two bottles and four glasses at a table for two, but what if the seafood comes after the pork?

    Rated : 9.1/10

  2. Tony Keys

    2015 Reserve Semillon – Tony Keys (May 2016)

    Lemon nose and soft to start, but has interesting edges on its journey. I wonder what it will turn out to be in five years, as the Canberra region is not noted for semillon production. A mean 90 points now but more to come. $35 is a high price but may be worth it if the wine is put down.

  3. David Ellis

    2015 Reserve Semillon – David Ellis, (February 2016)

    Graeme Shaw has some 11 acres (around 4.5ha) under Semillon, and interestingly that’s more Semillon than the whole of the Canberra District combined. “2015 was an absolute standout year,” Graeme says, “with good winter and spring rain and a reasonably dry summer. It’s what warranted the production of our first ‘Reserve’ Semillon, a range that’s designed to showcase the best fruit from our best vintages.”

    With a bouquet of lime juice, kaffir lime and mineral tones, this is a delightful drop whose upfront fruit flavours of lime and lime leaf and a juicy plumpness, also have a nice slaty acidity. And whilst great buying at $35 for enjoyment today with seafood (shellfish in particular,) pork or veal it’s got all signs of a good 15 years ahead of it.

  4. Huon Hooke

    2015 Reserve Semillon – Huon Hooke (October 2015)

    Medium to light yellow colour, showing some early development, and a herbal, slightly parsley-ish aroma, with grassy, salad leafy notes. Woolly lanolin as well. The palate is a touch broad. It’s simple and tangy, refreshing and basic but well-made.

  5. Mike Bennie

    2015 Reserve Semillon – Mike Bennie, (October 2015)

    Great drinking – summery, vibrant, a wine for oysters and sitting on a towel on a beach. It’s lemony fresh to sniff on, shows whiffs of blossoms, a scent of lanolin. In the palate, all at ease, lemony, clean, light-on, but refreshing in its water delicacy. Acidity is keen and tangy, the flavours linger as a mouthwatering feel. Lacy and lovely. Go forth.

    Rated : 92 Points

  6. James Halliday

    2015 Reserve Semillon – James Halliday (September 2015)

    Shaw Estate grows more semillon than the rest of the Canberra District combined. This is the first varietal Reserve release. It’s a wild affair on the bouquet before settling in to a palate sizzling with lemongrass, stone fruit and citrus. There’s nothing neutral about this wine; it makes a statement, all the while remaining fine. Lovely persistence too.

    94 Points

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