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Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon Cellar Release CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Hunter Valley New South Wales
Hunter Valley Semillon is one of Australia's great contributions to the world of wine. The grapes at harvest are characterised by an ideal pH and perfect acidity. The completed wines exhibit handsome colour and a bright bouquet before a superb palate with excellent depth and great length of flavour. Every year, a limited quantity of Elizabeth Semillon is reserved for extended ageing in perfect conditions under the McWilliam cellars. Upon release the wine shows all the classic characters of Hunter Valley Semillon, beautiful honey flavours and golden toastyness.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$371.00
An accessible Hunter Valley classic, Mount Pleasant has established itself as an Australian benchmark. Mount Pleasant's continued efforts to hold back bottles of Elizabeth Semillon until at the peak of development is repeatedly vindicated by the wine's incredible run of successes at major wine shows. Elizabeth has claimed dozens of trophies and countless medals throughout her long and illustrious history. All grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed and crushed, the musts are chilled and juices drained. After forty eight hours settling, the clear juices are racked off, warmed and inoculated. A long, cool vinification is employed to retain the character of vintage, bottled three weeks after completion.
Lovely deep straw hue. Effusive and intense, the complex aroma carries all the attributes of Hunter Semillon, lemon with lime, passionfruit, sherbet and hints of cut straw. Elizabeth has grown rich and mature Semillon characters after several years of bottle age. Fine, delicate and persistent exhibiting ripe acidity and a juicy, fleshy middle palate. Quintessential Semillon attributes of honeysuckle and lemon curd tantalize the taste buds.
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