Maurice O’Shea Shiraz is made from 120-year-old Shiraz vines, which were planted by the property’s original owner, Charles King. A smaller portion is sourced from the 80-year-old original vines on the company’s adjoining Old Paddock Vineyard, which was planted by legendary winemaker, Maurice O’Shea. The wine confirmed its place as one of Australia’s greatest Shiraz wines when it outscored Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace to become the highest rating Shiraz in the newly released James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2005.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense, dark brick red with vibrant magenta hues
Lifted sweet fresh berries with spicy mocha oak notes
Powerful rich fruit on palate with generous texture and mouthfeel providing excellent structure. The palate finishes with lingering berry fruit and chocolate notes and fine, velvety tannins.
Grilled rib eye (on bone), stewed Portobello mushroom, plunged green beans; Venison and fennel pithivier, Parsnip mash and twice cooked fava beans.