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Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Aged Semillon

Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Aged Semillon

Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Aged Semillon

Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Aged Semillon 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.

It has bright green hues and classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass predominate with wonderful intensity and purity. With bottle age comes lovely honey toast notes and lanolin.

On then palate this has an elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line and length. 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.

A very good growing period with above average Winter and Spring rainfall resulted in an excellent crop. Late December 2008 was very dry and early January 2009 was both dry and hot. The fruit was carefully handpicked in the cool morning period to retain freshness and to ensure quality

James Halliday Wine Companion 96 points
Cellar Aged. The price of this wine was checked twice with Mount Pleasant (aka McWilliam’s), and is unbelievable. It is as fresh as a daisy; the colour is still pale, perhaps a touch greener than the ’14 Elizabeth, the bouquet now speaking of variety and place, and the lemon/lemongrass flavours of the palate insistent and persistent, not heavy

This is a stunning wine for more information from the winery go to https://mountpleasantwines.com.au/our-wine/our-range/family-collection/mount-pleasant-elizabeth-cellar-aged-semillon-2009

To see our full range of McWilliams wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mcwilliams-family-winemakers/

Truly stupendous wine from a 5 star winery.

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: SemillonRegion: New South Wales, HunterVintage: 2009

£17.99 a bottle

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McWilliam's Family Winemakers

“Few have helped shape the evolution of the Australian wine industry like McWilliam’s Wines. From humble beginnings on the outskirts of Corowa in 1877, the philosophy of putting quality of fruit first has ensured that McWilliam’s continues to be one of Australia’s most popular, respected and iconic wineries.
We believe that good wines are made by people, not corporations. With six consecutive generations of winemakers and over 135 years of experience, the wines we make are more than just quality, award-winning wines. They are wines that tell the story of our family and a century long love affair with winemaking. “

New South Wales

The Hunter Region is the premium wine region of New South Wales and one of Australia’s most well-known, and historically important wine regions. Distinctive styles of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz are the hallmark of this region. James Busby the man credited with bringing the vine to Australia was associated with the Hunter Valley through his brother-in-law William Kelman. Kelman is thought to be the first to plant vines in the Hunter. George Wyndham planted grapes in 1832. Penfolds bought the property in 1904 naming it Wyndham Estate. Dr Henry Lindeman purchased land around Raymond Terrace in the 1830s. So too did James King whose legacy passed onto Maurice O’Shea who came to the forefront of Hunter Valley winemaking in the 1920s. The area fell into depression for many years, but gradually made a comeback in the early 1960s. Today the region is booming. The climate is regarded as warm to hot. The main wine styles: White – Semillon (regarded as one Australia’s greatest and unique wines, with great aging potential), Chardonnay; Red – Shiraz.

Semillon

A great varietal from Australia, certainly one to experience. The Hunter Valley is premier region for this grape, especially it’s potential to age gracefully – when young expect unique minerally, lemony, crisp style, and with age develop into nutty, honeyed wine with complexity and depth.

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