Mount Pleasant Estate Shiraz 6pk 2018
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 Estate Shiraz 2018
Ripe red fruit, aniseed, a rosy perfume, some spiced biscuit oak and earthy things. Medium-bodied, plum and raspberry, fine-grained tannin, a quiet succulence and classic Hunter Shiraz character. It’s juicy and flavoursome, cool clean acidity to balance, and offers a pretty long finish with plenty of sweet raspberry flavour and discreet perfume. Really good. A lovely calm expression of regional Shiraz.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front