Mount Pleasant OP & OH Shiraz 6pk 2022

Mount Pleasant OP & OH Shiraz 6pk 2022

Mount Pleasant OP & OH Shiraz 6pk 2022
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 O.P. & O.H. Shiraz 2022
    Mount Pleasant O.P & O.H. Vineyard (Old Paddock & Old Hill) Shiraz 2022
    All the 1880 Old Hill went into this wine in 2022. 20% new French oak. It’s labelled O.P. & O.H. again, though some years it was Old Paddock and Old Hill, which kind of makes the search function a bit of a nightmare, so I’ve added all the words. 

    GW: Iodine, quite umami, porcini mushroom, dark fruit and liquorice, a little spicy biscuit and cedar oak in tow. Medium-bodied, dark fruit and spice, earth and dark chocolate, tannin has grip and fleshiness, a little rugged maybe, but sits well within the wine, and the finish is pretty deep and earthy, with some boysenberry freshness to close. Quite savoury, but kind of typical OP & OH in that way. 94 points

    KS: Concentrated aromas, raspberry coulis sweet core but with electric iron thread and acidity running on the sides, a bag of dried mushrooms moving into lightly toasted hazelnuts. Mouthfeel is of a juicy steak chew, with a bit of freshly ground coffee, slate-like minerality and fibrous tannin. Dried peppermint aftertaste with more steely sensation, plus black pepper spice on the gums. 94 points
    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Gary Walsh and Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front

    "A strongly regional nose of fecund earth, terra-cotta, blood plum and a sluice of licorice strap, with a peppery streak at the tail. Yet there is nothing heavy about this at all, as is the wont at this address. An older iteration was among the finest domestic wines ever drunk. This, similarly mid-weighted and uber savory. Sure, there is more blue to dark fruited grunt than the Rosehill sibling, yet the end result is one of thrilling intensity. A tightly bound tannic sheath, juxtaposed against a welcome levity. Drinkable now, but best from 2025 and way beyond." 95 Points, Ned Goodwin MW, JamesSuckling.com

    "Medium-full red with a tint of purple and aromas of red cherry to raspberry, almost a hint of raspberry bubblegum, more earthy/savoury as it aired. The wine is full-bodied and firm with upright structure and tensioned focus, lingering long through the aftertaste, the tannins firm, insistent and well balanced. Excellent persistence. A seriously cellarworthy red." 94 Points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review