2018 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Vineyard 1946 Vines Semillon

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Precise and energetic Hunter Semillon with citric cut and a succulent palate.

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Lovedale might be the most famous name in Semillon (outside Sauternes?). It is certainly one of Australia's most renowned white grape vineyards.

This delicious old vine wine comes from fruit planted in 1946 by Mount Pleasant founder Maurice O'Shea, whose mother was French, so he probably got through a fair amount of Sauternes himself.

There's excellent fleshiness and richness to the citrus and peachy fruit, along with a floral herbal note that will evolve into honey and toast with time.

Drinking superbly now.

It was with a firm belief in regional definition, single vineyard wines and a thorough understanding of the Hunter Valley landscape, that the late Maurice O'Shea planted the famed Lovedale vineyard in 1946. Lovedale is home to an extraordinary wine of delicacy, yet power, of poise yet intensity, of effortless, yet haunting length. A true vineyard wine, that sings of place and of time, a wine that could be from nowhere else on earth.

Beautifully balanced palate with perfect acidity providing cut and drive. Wonderfully intense citrus fruit flavours with excellent persistence.

93 Points - "Straw-like and dried-floral aromas, a hint of pot-pourri. The wine is soft and gentle, rounded and rich, with a big middle-palate. It's straightforward and generous, dry and lingering, if a little surprising price-wise." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

95 Points - "There’s plenty of flavour here, but it remains cool and fine throughout. In particular, it’s the way it bursts through the finish and lingers that defines it. There’s a purity of flavour and acidity – typically ripe lemon and lime – with a fine talc-like texture layering in extra interest. It’s a beautiful Semillon, and I don’t mind drinking it now either: it’s no struggle." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front) - tasted Aug 2018

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