Mount Pleasant Wines

Elizabeth Hunter Valley Sémillon

8.868 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Sémillon
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

Under corked. Aged cellar release I supposed in 2006.
Different look, bright golden. Intense nose. Tropical fruits, floral, cashew, ginger, lemongrass, toasty, honey, almonds. Very very complex😱😱. Burgundy like mouth, all driven by the beautiful hunter Semillon minerality, more Puligny like or Chablis?
Extremely queffable too. To be clear... I really like it😂😂

Under corked. Aged cellar release I supposed in 2006.
Different look, bright golden. Intense nose. Tropical fruits, floral, cashew, ginger, lemongrass, toasty, honey, almonds. Very very complex😱😱. Burgundy like mouth, all driven by the beautiful hunter Semillon minerality, more Puligny like or Chablis?
Extremely queffable too. To be clear... I really like it😂😂

2 people found it helpfulJun 26th, 2016
Ceccherini Cristiano

"Early release" on the label.
If you put this wine with lots of 1er cru White Burgundy blinded I dare anyone but someone from this side of the world could hardly tell the difference.
Ok, different minerality, but the texture....the complexity. I will open soon an aged release of the same vintage. It will be hard to beat this bottle. Perfect timing with the bottle best moment tonight😊

"Early release" on the label.
If you put this wine with lots of 1er cru White Burgundy blinded I dare anyone but someone from this side of the world could hardly tell the difference.
Ok, different minerality, but the texture....the complexity. I will open soon an aged release of the same vintage. It will be hard to beat this bottle. Perfect timing with the bottle best moment tonight😊

2 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2016
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

9.1

One of the Hunter Valley greats and an Australian icon. 'Elizabeth' is a legacy of Maurice O'Shea's penchant for naming wines after his friends. The wine is crisp, savoury & beautifully balanced.

One of the Hunter Valley greats and an Australian icon. 'Elizabeth' is a legacy of Maurice O'Shea's penchant for naming wines after his friends. The wine is crisp, savoury & beautifully balanced.

1 person found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015
Janice Wang

Lemon color. Some bubbles. Nutty, lemon, orange, blossoms, plasticky fly spray nose. Very high acid, low body and alcohol, no oak. Med finish.

Lemon color. Some bubbles. Nutty, lemon, orange, blossoms, plasticky fly spray nose. Very high acid, low body and alcohol, no oak. Med finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2015
Evan Keaschuk

Tasty but just hinting at the bright future ahead. Tangy citrus notes of mandarins, tangerine, and lemon peel along with a hint of honeydew. The acid is ripping and could definitely use some time to integrate. Well done, just needs time. If you're looking to start a wine cellar on a budget, start here

Tasty but just hinting at the bright future ahead. Tangy citrus notes of mandarins, tangerine, and lemon peel along with a hint of honeydew. The acid is ripping and could definitely use some time to integrate. Well done, just needs time. If you're looking to start a wine cellar on a budget, start here

Oct 2nd, 2016
Erin Pooley

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

9.0

For it's age she's doing really well. A bit musty from the cork but incredible really. 10 percent alcohol. Not your average crisp dry white

For it's age she's doing really well. A bit musty from the cork but incredible really. 10 percent alcohol. Not your average crisp dry white

May 22nd, 2016
Stuart Robinson

Fresh, tangy citrus - still think they're putting a small addition of the evil weed (Sauv Blanc) in the younguns. Great for the price.

Fresh, tangy citrus - still think they're putting a small addition of the evil weed (Sauv Blanc) in the younguns. Great for the price.

Dec 20th, 2015
Jim Lindsay

This wine was wow!

This wine was wow!

Aug 26th, 2015
Scott McWilliam

Totally under rated

Totally under rated

May 31st, 2015
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.4

Acid, acid, acid.

Acid, acid, acid.

Jan 10th, 2015