Got to love this semillon




LAST year I received more than 2000 bottles of wine for review, wrote about 400 of them and have chosen the McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant 2009 Lovedale Semillon as the best of all.

Regular readers won’t be surprised that my wine of the year is a Hunter semillon or that my runner-up is a Hunter shiraz from a superlative vintage – the Brokenwood 2014 Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz.

The flagship 2009 Lovedale was made from grapes grown on the Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin, land bought in 1939 from the Love family and planted to semillon in 1946 by the legendary founder of Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea. It’s available at $70 a bottle at the Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin, winery, on mountpleasantwines.com.au and in limited quantities in bottle shops.

It is my wine of the year, white wine of the year and semillon of the year. Other contenders for white of the year and semillon of the year were the $75 Meerea Park 2006 Alexander Munro Aged Release Semillon, available at meereapark.com.au and the cellar door on the corner of Broke and McDonalds roads, Pokolbin, and the $70 McLeish Estate 2009 Cellar Reserve Semillon, which is at the De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin, cellar door and mcleashhunterwines.com.au.

Source: Got to love this semillon