Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon 2007 (Hunter Valley, NSW)
11.5%, Screwcap, $60
Note the extra alcohol this vintage. A warm year in the Hunter and this looks heavier and thicker because of it, all arms and legs at present. That power will ensure it looks good with more bottle age though it’ll never be a classic Lovedale.
Broad and toasty with thick cut lemon lime. A real lemony drive to this wine, big power but ultimately a little short. That fruit hits like a thump, with subtlety missing. and the acidity a jumble. The fruit intensity is unquestioned, but will it integrate?
Would I buy it? I’d prefer the 06, but its still a Lovedale so the quality of the line is assured.