2013 Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Hunter Valley Semillon

imageThe Jim Chatto revival (sounds like a bluegrass band doesn’t it?) begins at Mount Pleasant. This is named after a section of the Lovedale Vineyard. It could make Hunter Semillon some new friends. Enjoyable young but little doubt over its future.

Wonderfully floral; lemon blossom and pink petals. I’ve not smelled a Semillon like this outside of Adrian Tobin’s on the Granite Belt. Citrus and mineral drive, excellent form and length. Hints of green apple peel and aniseed with grass and spice coming in on the back-palate. Finally, to seal the deal, it has a slightly pillowy mouthfeel despite that deep backbone of entrenched acidity. 95

Region: Hunter Valley
Alcohol: 10.9%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $27
Tasted: May 2014


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3 Responses to 2013 Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Hunter Valley Semillon

  1. Sanjay says:

    Screw cap saved Hunter Sem. Smart pricing too – it’s hard enough to sell Semillon, esp outside Sydney, without the additional barrier of $40-$60 pricing.

  2. Now picturing Jim Chatto in overalls with a straw hat and a banjo.

  3. I will certainly be buying some of this, especially given the price. And I thought Jim always wore overalls and carried a banjo…

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