|Region||Hunter Valley, NSW|
|Alcohol/Vol||Philip: 13.5% / Elizabeth: 10%|
|Bottles per Case||6|
|Peak Drinking||Drinking now or both wines can be cellared over the medium term|
2015 Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz: This isn't as good as the '14, but is much better than the Philips of 10 or 20 years ago. It is clearly varietal, and clearly Hunter. It's medium-bodied, with a quite fleshy mid-palate, earthy/savoury notes arriving on the finish along with the tannins. As honest as they come, and will surprise and delight those who cellar it for 10 years.
2016 Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon: Pretty as an absolute picture. Well. It’s a beauty. It’s ultra young and yet it’s drinking ultra well. It tastes of stones and citrus, slate and (whispers of) lemongrass. It’s dry to the point of sturdiness, acidic in a mellifluous way. There’s a slight spritz but it’s nothing to worry about. It’s long. One sip and I was hooked.
Exclusive to the McWilliam’s Online Cellar is a mixed pack that celebrates two stalwarts of Mount Pleasant Estate, Philip Shiraz and Elizabeth Semillon. The wines are named after Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip so together, they are the Royal Mixed Pack.
In the Royal Mixed Pack there are three bottles of Philip and three bottles of Elizabeth and showcase the hallmarks of Hunter Valley regionality which produce wonderful examples of Shiraz and Semillon.
|Dimensions||27 x 18 x 35 cm|