Mount Pleasant 1946 Vines Rosehill Vineyard Shiraz 6pk 2017
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.
Mount Pleasant 1946 Vines Rosehill Vineyard Shiraz 2017
It saw 20% whole bunches and 20% new (large format) French oak, but mostly it saw the Rosehill Vineyard. This is floral, fruity and sweet in part; peppery, earthen and savoury in other. It's the full box and dice. Delicate, stern, plump and direct; it leads you here and there in persuasive fashion, beguiling all the while. Succulent is the word; it's a wine you feel yourself wanting to devour its every nuance.
Rating: 96 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion