Mt Pleasant Cellar Aged `Elizabeth` Semillon 2005 (6 x 750mL) NSW

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Overview

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.

Region:
NSW - Hunter Valley
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Very pale straw, almost translucent

Aroma

Effusive and intense, the complex aroma carries all the attributes of Hunter Semillon: lemon, lime, passionfruit, sherbet and hints of cut straw

Palate

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.

Cellaring Potential

Peak Drinking Cellar for at least five years or to a maximum of 18 years.

Wine Background

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.

Vintage
2005
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11.5%

Winery Profile

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McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant, home to the Old Hill Vineyard planted in 1880, is one of Australia’s most treasured vineyard sites.

The Estate was established in 1921 by the legendary winemaker Maurice O’Shea who also coined the property’s name – a name which would go on to grace his wine labels. O’Shea brought sophisticated blending and oak treatment techniques to his winemaking and his unique and inspired wines drew praise for their intensity of flavour and significant longevity.

In 1941, the McWilliam family acquired ownership of the Mount Pleasant winery. Holding a special talent for recognising the unique characteristics and longevity of Hunter Valley table wines, Chief Winemaker Maurice O’Shea was encouraged to pursue his creations.

There have been only three Chief Winemakers at Mount Pleasant since 1921, ensuring the winery’s consistency in wine style and quality. Current Chief Winemaker Phil Ryan joined McWilliam’s in 1965 at the age of 19 and his extensive contribution to the New South Wales wine industry was recognised when he was awarded the prestigious Graham Gregory Trophy.

The Mount Pleasant range draws from more than 90 years of vintage experience to deliver varietal classics and is today recognised for its powerful Hunter Valley Shiraz and dedication to creating benchmark Hunter Valley Semillon.Located just two hours North of Sydney, McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant creates some of Australia’s most celebrated and awarded wine styles.

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