2015 Mount Pleasant Single Vineyard Semillon

2015 Mount Pleasant Single Vineyard Semillon

Felix Gentle

"Smoky oyster shell, lemongrass and lime zest nose. The palate has a fine, linear acidity, with citrus notes and talc-like texture."

Felix Gentle

Sabine Duval

"Youthful and fresh, with lemon curd, citrus notes and a clean, crisp palate."

Sabine Duval

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Felix Gentle

"Smoky oyster shell, lemongrass and lime zest nose. The palate has a fine, linear acidity, with citrus notes and talc-like texture."

Felix Gentle

Sabine Duval

"Youthful and fresh, with lemon curd, citrus notes and a clean, crisp palate."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $45.00 per bottle35% OFF

$28.99

(buy 6 or more)

$29.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $7.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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McWilliam's Lovedale Vineyard in the Hunter Valley is renowned as one of the most famous in Australia. In 2015, Mount Pleasant made none of their top Lovedale Semillon, and thanks to being in the right place at the right time we were first in line to get this 2015 Mount Pleasant Single Vineyard Semillon.

You can just taste the intensity of vines that date back to the 1940s, with this wine's big brother now a $135 Semillon.

There is no doubt that if you can keep your hands off this epic wine it will last for twenty or even thirty years.

Expert Reviews

96 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitFrom the Lovedale Vineyard, this exquisite semillon shows precision and poise; the delicately expressed bouquet shows lemon peel and green apple characters with whispering notes of jasmine and beeswax. The palate is brilliantly concentrated and focused, delivering outstanding purity and intensity, superbly structured by racy acidity. Tightly wound and restrained for graceful development. At its best: 2020 to 2030.

Tech stuff

Semillon
Mount Pleasant
Hunter Valley
2015
750ml
10%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Lifted aromas of lemon/lime citrus, with a hint of waxy lanolin beginning to creep in. Top notes of white blossom, with a hint of honey, make this nose very inviting. The palate is crisp and youthful, with fresh citrus notes, over a flinty mineral character. The fine-boned acidity is focused and taut, keeping everything beautifully reined in through the finish. Long and detailed, it's a pure Hunter Semillon. Built to last.

How was it made?

The site of the Lovedale Vineyard was selected in 1939 by legendary Mount Pleasant founder and winemaker, the late Maurice O’Shea. The vineyard was planted after World War II, in 1946, and the first Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon was made in 1950. This classic white wine comes off these hallowed vines and is made in a very traditional style, with low alcohol, a very crisp and restrained palate and the structure to live for decades.

Who made it?

McWilliams Mount Pleasant has a long and proud history in the Hunter Valley with some of the earliest vines planted in the region. The property was first used for viticulture by English immigrant Charles King whom settled there in 1880, when he planted the Old Hill vineyard. In 1921 legendary winemaker Maurice O' Shea, after which the top Mount Pleasant Shiraz is named, bought the property from King and extended it before naming his vineyards Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant was acquired in full by the Griffith-based McWilliams family in 1941, but O' Shea was kept on as Chief Winemaker. The story of O’Shea is particularly memorable as he managed to craft supreme expressions of Hunter Valley red wines without modern winemaking tools, and in what was at the time a largely unheralded region. Some of his vintages from the 1940’s and 1950’s are still drinking well to this day. O’Shea was also responsible for planting two great additional sites, those being the Lovedale Semillon vineyard on sandy soils at the base of Lovedale Road and the Rosehill Vineyard on Volcanic soils on the Broke Road. Mount Pleasant primarily specializes in two varietals – those being Semillon and Shiraz. For the Semillons, the Lovedale is their finest expression, and one of the best and most long lived in the Hunter Valley. Beneath that are the Phil Ryan Signature and old favourite Elizabeth. For Shiraz, the Maurice O’Shea resides at the top of the quality tree below which are the single vineyard Old Paddock and Old Hill, Rosehill Shiraz with the Phillip always well priced and usually sourced solely from the Hunter Valley.