Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon, Mt. Pleasant

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Award Winning Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon, Mt. Pleasant

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Tasting Note

GOLD - International Wine Challenge 2019

GOLD - Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Pale golden with a hint of bright green hues. Fresh limes, grapefruit, lemon blossom and cut grass jump out on the nose giving this wine great complexity. It has a lively fresh citrus palate with ripe lemon & lime notes enhanced by a refreshing acidity and a long lingering finish. This is a seamless wine with rich citrus flavours and a fine acidic structure, hinting at the potential for this wine to cellar with great longevity.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • White - Aromatic, Dry

  • Mt. Pleasant

  • Mt Pleasant

  • Australia

  • New South Wales

  • Semillon

  • 2009

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 11%

  • Yes

  • Beautiful with seared salmon with a creamy shellfish sauce.


All grapes for this wine were handpicked. At the winery they were de-stemmed, crushed, must chilled and the juice drained quickly from the skins. After a cold natural settling, the clear juice was racked off, warmed and inoculated with natural, neutral yeast for fermentation. The fermentation was slow and cool to retain the exceptional fruit flavour of the vintage. Three weeks after fermentation the wine was filtered before bottling, ensuring the retention of pristine varietal character.


GOLD Medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2019; GOLD Medal International Wine Challenge 2019


  • 95/100 - Pear slice, some orange, tight spice, bitter edge. Tight spicing elements on the end. Very youthful still.

    • International Wine Challenge 2019
    • GOLD Medal
  • For team leader Angel Reddin this Gold medal winner offered ‘toast, lemon curd, a whiff of nutty oak and beeswax’ as well as a ‘slight spritz’, while Michael Fiducia of The Royal Automobile Club described it as ‘green-flecked gold with a generous nose of concentrated lime and oily characteristics’, with a ‘light petillance and opulent, oaked palate’. ‘Powerful, full and buttery with tropical fruit and a baked bread, new oak feel,’ thought Jim Bass of Scarlet Hotel, and Annamaria Juhasz of The Fat Duck noted: ‘The nose has a baked bread, yeasty character alongside yellow apples and green pears. It is bone dry, medium bodied and savoury, with a waxy texture. The palate mirrors the nose – lots of bread dough and green fruit.’ She further described it as ‘a good example of an ageing Semillon’.

    • Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
    • GOLD Medal
  • A little more honeyed on the nose than the Lovedale 2013 and more delicate on the palate. Really delicate even though that lime/toast complexity is all there. Perhaps just a little lean on the finish but it’s long and pure.

    • JancisRobinson.com, February 2019
    • Julia Harding MW

Customer Reviews

  • Amazing wine!

    This is amazing for lots of reasons. Firstly, it tastes fantastic, of grapefruit, honey, linseed and a toastiness that makes you think it is oaked - but in fact it is not. Secondly, it has been released from the winery ten years old, so it is mature and complex, although it tastes like it could last another ten years if desired. Thirdly, it is amazing value for money - a ten year-old wine in tip-top condition for well under £20 - amazing! It is also lovely that at just 10.5% alcohol, it doesn't thwack you.

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Tom (Posted on 11/02/2019)

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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