Mount Pleasant `Elizabeth` Cellar Aged Semillon 2007 (6 x 750mL), NSW.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $23

$16.99 per Bottle
$101.94 per pack
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Overview

Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, today McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Elizabeth is the embodiment of the synergy achieved by combining the noble grape variety Semillon and the Hunter Valley. Renowned for its unique ability to be enjoyed when fresh and admired when allowed to age gracefully, McWilliam's celebrates both styles through Elizabeth. Having been placed in the Mount Pleasant cellars for extended bottle age, this small parcel of Semillon now enjoys the benefits gained from patience.

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

Expert Reviews

Hunter Semillon is one of the world’s greatest aging white wines. Elizabeth is always released after some ageing (the 2012 and ’11 vintages are also available), but the proof of the pudding is in the cellar-aged releases, this one seven years old and extraordinary value at $24. With a full buttercup-yellow colour, it has toasty, straw, citrus and resin-like aromas of great complexity and allure. It’s very dry and savoury in the mouth and cries out for food. There’s a parade of lemon-butter, beeswax and toast aromas and flavours, all of which extend to a very long finish and aftertaste. Drink now to 2018. Food: marinated fish; grilled fish; pasta with clams; mussels mariniere. Rating 95 - Huon Hooke Huon's Wine 360

While you wait for your other Hunter Semillons to hit maturity it’s always good to be able to grab a Lizzy. I like this more than the 2006 release. It’s slightly less developed and has more focus and reach. Lanolin, lime marmalade, creamed honey on toast and lemon citrus freshness. A touch of aniseed and spice. No harm whatsoever in putting some away for a few more years if you’d like to. Rating 91 - Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale golden with a hint of bright green hues.

Aroma

Fresh limes and grapefruit, lemon blossom, and hints of pineapple and cut grass complexity.

Palate

Lively fresh citrus palate with ripe citrus flavours, a fleshy palate with fine acidity and a long lingering finish. This is a seamless wine of rich citrus flavours and fine acid structure hinting at the potential for this wine to cellar with great longevity.

Cellaring

Through to 2017, and beyond under appropriate conditions.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medals

Sydney International Wine Competition 2012, 2013

Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2011

Royal Queensland Wine Show 2011, 2012

Cairns Show Wine Awards 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

Cowra Wine Show 2013

Vintage
2007
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11%

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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