McWilliams Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon

Lovedale is one of the great single vineyard semillons of the world, and its pedigree and sheer magnificence only emerge after some years in bottle. 2007 is a grand rendition, maturing ever so slowly, still retaining its pale straw-green hue. Primary cut grass and youthful lemon and lime zest are the themes here, upholding great energy and impressive drive of lemony acidity. Gentle Lovedale mineral texture hovers on a finish of suspended poise. Patience. $40 at WineStar.