Mount Pleasant Family collection Elizabeth Semillon 2016 (6 x 750mL) Hunter

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.

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

"The palest straw colour; there's a softness and approachability to this young semillon offering up easy-drinking appeal. Lavender bath salts, talcy with ultra-refreshing acidity, some sour pineapple, lemon blossom and kaffir lime leaves adding to a zesty, moreish wine. The requisite acidity will ensure it will develop more complexity in time." - Rating 90 - James Halliday

"Pretty as an absolute picture. Well. It’s a beauty. It’s ultra young and yet it’s drinking ultra well. It tastes of stones and citrus, slate and (whispers of) lemongrass. It’s dry to the point of sturdiness, acidic in a mellifluous way. There’s a slight spritz but it’s nothing to worry about. It’s long. One sip and I was hooked." - Rating 94 - Campbell Mattinson Wine Front

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.

Peak Drinking - Will drink well now or cellar over the next 15 years

Vinification/ Maturation - Hand picked early in the morning. Only ?free run? juice (~500L/t) was cool fermented in stainless steel at 12-15 ?C for ~14 days. Bottled early to retain freshness of primary fruit.