Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz 6pk 2021

Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz 6pk 2021

Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz 6pk 2021
Winery Details

    The famed estate of Mount Pleasant has a well-storied past, founded by the visionary of Australian wine, Maurice O’Shea. It includes plantings of ancestral vines of 1880, as well as Australia’s oldest mother vine Pinot Noir planted in 1921 by O’Shea himself. It is the home of some of the first fine wines of Australia, and with just five winemakers over its 100-year history, it has maintained its status as a benchmark of the Hunter classics, Shiraz and Semillon.

Press Review

    Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz 2021
    Hand picked in three passes, three-day cold soak, nine days on skins, 12 months in French oak. Aromas of fresh earth and leather are matched by red berry and plum fruits, all replayed on the medium-bodied palate. It's the overall juicy freshness and elegance that define this wine and its terroir.
    Rating: 98 Points
    Source: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

    Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz 2021
    From 141 year old vines, it says on the front label. Curiously, I’m tasting this from a Penfolds branded Shiraz glass, and the contrast could not be more stark. I’m not sure why I have this glass, well, I do know I grabbed it out of the cupboard, though I don’t know where it came from. I reckon it must be something my partner was given some years back?

    So clean, such a pure expression of Hunter Shiraz. Boysenberry, raspberry, perfume of aniseed and roses, a discreet sweet soil earthiness. It’s medium-bodied, gentle but tightly packed tannin, fresh feel, expressive and bursting with just-ripe berry flavour, and a super long finish that shows some iron and subtly earthy, and classic, Hunter red fruit. Wonderful. So very good. What a superb wine!
    Rating: 97 Points
    Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine front