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McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon Museum Release

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McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon Museum Release

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 Hunter semillon vintage does not have the endurance or determination of 2009, but Lovedale is nonetheless an impressively pure style with a pristine water white hue and lemon and lime zest fruit of great power. The signature, chalky minerality of this vineyard triumphs, even in this warmer season.
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Ken Gargett (2007 Vintage) says
The semillon savants of the Hunter would dearly love to turn back the flood of despised sauv blanc, but most of their young semillons are just too subde. This one, the finest young semillon I think I have ever seen, might have a shot. Most of it won't be released for half a decade, and will still need a few more years to peak, but don't miss it if you see it. Exciting wine that sends angles up and down the spine. Guys, if this doesn't turn the tide—give up.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
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Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Youthful, but beginning to reveal some smoky, toasty development, it's charmingly floral, with a lightly spicy bouquet of honeydew melon, waxiness and a hint of clove. Long and smooth, with a creamy, gentle presence of melon and lemony fruit over a fine chalkiness, its culminates in a tightly focused finish of brittle acidity and lingering suggestions of tobacco and mineral.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
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Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
A slowly maturing rendition of one of the world's great single vineyard semillons. It's still a pale straw-green hue, zesty and youthful, with gentle mineral texture hovering on the finish.
Wine 100 Reviews, April 2012
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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
As finely bred and strung as a champion yearling race horse; effortless length and intensity to the special lemon and citrus flavours of great young semillon.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
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Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Lovedale under screwcap is a beautiful thing! The fine McWilliams style is perfectly presented, lemon and lime blossom, super-restrained and pristine citrus fruit. There's a superb play between intensity and restraint, fine citrus flavour and a spear of crisp acidity, edgy and engaging.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; still crawling on all fours, so youthful is it; long live the screwcap, although the price comes as a shock after decades of underpricing; lemon citrus and grass still do the talking, with no sign of honey, which will come with time.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
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James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Quite deep colour; restrained toast, lemon and straw bouquet; generous on entry, the fruit tightens up and shows a fine line at the core; toasty and a very long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
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James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Bright colour; a rich and toasty bouquet with straw and lemon; pristine and pure, it is quite ready to enjoy now; providing the
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
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Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Classic Hunter semillon with a developing bouquet of lightly smoky, creamy toasty baby powder-like aromas of fresh honeydew melon and lemon. Delightfully vibrant and pure in its concentrated and silky-smooth expression of citrus fruit, beneath which runs a fine-grained thread of powdery, talcum-like phenolics. Finishes long, with an almost Chablis-like tartness, but building in concentration and intensity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
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James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; starting to build complexity around a pure and fragrant core of grass and citrus fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
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Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A classically smooth and silky Lovedale semillon with some toasty development. Its delicate floral and wheatmeal aromas of lemon rind and melon precede a long, almost fluffy palate whose vibrant but restrained honeydew melon flavours are neatly bound by lemony acids. Very good indeed, but not for the super-long term.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
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James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; a classic Lovedale in the making, with supple citrus, lemon, herb and grass flavours intermingling; as ever, good balance. Pray the cork won't let it down.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
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James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; a complex bouquet, showing the first signs of toast; intense, lingering grass, citrus and toast flavours; crisp, minerally acidity. Smart new packaging; numbered bottles.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
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James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Glowing green-gold; gentle honey, toast and citrus; outstanding length and balance; great acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Clean toast and lemon-accented bouquet lead into an immaculately balanced palate with the first signs of honey and other mature flavours starting to emerge, then the lemony acidity on a great finish. Top 100 2003.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
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James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Brilliant green-yellow; a very complex and powerful bouquet with a touch of French white Bordeaux character; the palate is commensurately intense, powerful and long, finishing with crisp, lemony acidity. A particularly interesting and very good Lovedale.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
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James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Brilliant green-yellow; intense, fragrant lemon/lemon rind/toast aromas are followed by a delicate, daisy-fresh palate, like Brokenwood's ILR with a touch of CO2 yet to disappear.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
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