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Mount Pleasant Shiraz Maurice O'Shea 2017

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Mount Pleasant Shiraz Maurice O'Shea 2017

  • Grapes Shiraz 94%, Pinot Noir 6%
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • Abv 14 %
  • ResidualSugar: 3.3
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/Yes
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • The wine exhibits a complex aroma characterized by a captivating blend of intense red and black fruits, accentuated by subtle notes of spice. On the palate, it showcases classic red fruit flavours, impeccably balanced with refined tannins, leading to a captivating and lingering finish. The preceding growing season was marked by arid conditions, resulting in the early emergence of buds; however, a cool spring impeded growth, causing the fruit to ripen two to three weeks later than the norm. The month of December experienced warm weather and average precipitation, fostering healthy and pristine vine canopies, thus creating ideal conditions for fruit ripening. Subsequently, the months of January and February witnessed significantly lower rainfall, ensuring uniform ripening and allowing the grapes to be harvested at optimal maturity.

The flagship wine of Mount Pleasant, the Maurice O'Shea Shiraz is only made in exceptional vintages. It is a blend of the best fruit from the oldest vineyards: the fruit comes from the Old Hill, Old Paddock, Rosehill 1946 and 1965 vines, which are old and low-yielding and produce concentrated flavours. The Old Hill vines were the first block purchased by Maurice O'Shae and some vines were planted in 1880, they are some of the oldest in the Hunter Valley and produce exceptionally intense wines. The Old Paddock was planted in 1920s producing high quality fruit, with good aspect for protection from the hot, humid summers. The typical red volcanic soils are ideal for Shiraz. The Rosehill Shiraz is planted on a hillside with a good northerly aspect receiving plenty of sunlight, ideal for ripening, and the vineyard produces earthy, savoury flavours. The Pinot Noir comes from the MV6 clone, which is significant as it is an original planting of clone MV6, one of the oldest clones of Pinot Noir present in Australia.

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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

Mount Pleasant, based in the Hunter Valley, was established in 1921 by the legendary winemaker Maurice O’Shea, from 16.3 hectares of adjoining parcels of land, which he named Mount Pleasant. As Chief Winemaker, Maurice went on to make some of Australia’s greatest wines and his reputation stands as the grandfather of Australian wine and a pioneer of the industry. Sadly, Maurice O’Shea passed away in 1956, but his legacy has been continued by top class winemakers. In 2017, Mount Pleasant was named Winery of the Year by James Halliday and in 2018 award-winning winemaker Adrian Sparks took over as the fifth Chief Winemaker and continues to produce world class wines from this renowned estate.

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