Mount Pleasant `Maurice O'Shea` Shiraz 2006 (6x750mL) NSW.

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Overview

First produced in 1987, this wine is made as a tribute to legendary winemaker, Maurice O’Shea. It is made in limited quantities from the best parcels of Shiraz grapes available.

Region:
NSW - Hunter Valley
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Dark and understated bouquet; flashes of oak, blackberry, redcurrant, spice and a touch of leather; the palate reveals a powerful array of flavours, not the least of which is the rich core of black fruit, complemented by tarry tannins; the finish is very long and the structure impeccable; this should age gracefully for decades. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2010

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dense crimson red.

Aroma

Effusive sweet red and black berry fruits combine with lifted, spicy oak nuances. The aroma also has complex briar and bramble notes.

Palate

Sweet red and black berry fruit entry with a tight core of rich, sweet fruit. The palate is dense with sweet fruit and underlying vanillin oak that supports chocolate fruit tannin and good length of flavour.

Food Matching

Roasted venison, ratatouille and baby potatoes; Red wine beef and Swiss brown mushroom casserole.

Cellaring Potential

Can be carefully cellared until 2020.

Wine background

First produced in 1987, this wine is made as a tribute to legendary winemaker, Maurice O’Shea. It is made in limited quantities from the best parcels of Shiraz grapes available.

Vintage
2006
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant, home to the Old Hill Vineyard planted in 1880, is one of Australia’s most treasured vineyard sites.

The Estate was established in 1921 by the legendary winemaker Maurice O’Shea who also coined the property’s name – a name which would go on to grace his wine labels. O’Shea brought sophisticated blending and oak treatment techniques to his winemaking and his unique and inspired wines drew praise for their intensity of flavour and significant longevity.

In 1941, the McWilliam family acquired ownership of the Mount Pleasant winery. Holding a special talent for recognising the unique characteristics and longevity of Hunter Valley table wines, Chief Winemaker Maurice O’Shea was encouraged to pursue his creations.

There have been only three Chief Winemakers at Mount Pleasant since 1921, ensuring the winery’s consistency in wine style and quality. Current Chief Winemaker Phil Ryan joined McWilliam’s in 1965 at the age of 19 and his extensive contribution to the New South Wales wine industry was recognised when he was awarded the prestigious Graham Gregory Trophy.

The Mount Pleasant range draws from more than 90 years of vintage experience to deliver varietal classics and is today recognised for its powerful Hunter Valley Shiraz and dedication to creating benchmark Hunter Valley Semillon.Located just two hours North of Sydney, McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant creates some of Australia’s most celebrated and awarded wine styles.

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