Hunter Valley, NSW
11.5%, screwcap, around $17
Mount Pleasant usually releases its Elizabeth Semillon with at least several years bottle age, so I was surprised to find bottles from the 2010 vintage on the shelves in early 2011. In past years they have occasionally put out early releases, which were labelled as such. This bottle simply stated on the back label that it had been crafted for early consumption.
With light colour, the bouquet emerged with scents of white flowers, apple and hints of citrus. I found the palate to be rather intriguing, with an array of citrus highlighted by floral notes. Good balance and structure - 91.