The first vintage of Elizabeth was released in 1967 under the varietal name ‘Hunter Riesling’. The wine was correctly labeled Semillon from the 1982 vintage. Usually released after four years bottle age, Elizabeth Semillon stands as a classic, benchmark example of the uniquely Australian Hunter Valley Semillon style.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Classic lemon curd bouquet, with the merest hint of toast providing interest; zesty, lively and textbook Hunter semillon, thankfully under a screwcap; a healthy life ahead. Drink to 2020. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition
Winery Tasting Notes
Very pale straw, almost translucent
Effusive and intense, the complex aroma carries all the attributes of Hunter Semillon: lemon, lime, passionfruit, sherbet and hints of cut straw
The palate is fine, delicate and persistent with fine acidity and a juicy, fleshy mid palate. Quintessential Semillon attributes of lemon and lime dominate the flavour spectrum while hints of honeysuckle and lemon curd tantalize the taste buds. The wine is also showing more mature Semillon characters after five years of bottle age.
Peak Drinking Cellar for at least five years or to a maximum of 18 years.
Mount Pleasant Winemaker and Founder, Maurice O’Shea, was renowned for crafting some of Australia’s finest wines. He introduced a Mount Pleasant tradition of naming his wines after friends.