The original Mount Pleasant Florence was released in 1953 and named after the wife of Maurice O'Shea's close friend David Reuben. This highly decorated WWI and WWII serviceman and his wife, Florence Reuben, shared good times and great wine with the legendary winemaker. Now a refreshing Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, this wine celebrates the spirit of friendship with generous passionfruit and lime flavours complmented by a touch of mineral complexity.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
The Adelaide Hills origin does appear on the front label, but I continue to be troubled by the Mount Pleasant brand; it is packed with gooseberry, paw paw and tropical fruits, with a low level touch of sweetness. Rating 91 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright pale straw with green gauge hues
Fresh passionfruit, snow pea and gooseberry characters are all abound on this varietal nose with some beautiful lime citrus punching their way through.
Snow pea and tropical fruit flavours fill the mouth with succulent honeydew melon and grassy notes extending through the finish of the wine. A wonderful minerality on the palate livens the wine, with lovely texture enriching the middle and finish to this complex and intense wine.
Drinking wonderfully now or cellar up to 2 years