The 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
Tasted: May 2014