Mount Pleasant `Elizabeth` Semillon 2015 (6 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW

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Overview

Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, this wine is the embodiment of the synergy achieved by combining the noble grape varietal Semillon and the Hunter Valley. Renowned for its unique ability to be enjoyed when fresh and admired when allowed to age gracefully. Mount Pleasant celebrates both styles through 'Elizabeth'. Crisp, lively and refreshing.

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

Expert Reviews

Hunter semillon, when it’s this young, often isn’t the easiest grape to either access or assess.

Straw-green colour. Whispers of cut grass and green pineapple. Mainstay of lemon, fresh and zippy, with a good sense of weight and intensity. It’s certainly not flaccid. Or insipid. It has some grip. It will certainly age well; it has age-worthiness tattooed all over it. Exactly how good is it? It’s hard to tell. Except to say that popping a few bottles of it in the cellar would be a wise move. Length is excellent. Rating 92+ - Drink by 2025+, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (FEB/2016).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright green hues.

Aroma

Classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass predominate with wonderful intensity and purity.

Palate

An elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line & length.

Cellaring Potential

To be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.

Vintage
2015
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
10.0%

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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