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.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
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
Bright green hues.
Classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass predominate with wonderful intensity and purity.
An elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line & length.
To be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.