Mount Pleasant `Maurice O'Shea` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), NSW.

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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.

Food Matching

Grilled rib eye (on bone), stewed Portobello mushroom, plunged green beans; Venison and fennel pithivier, Parsnip mash and twice cooked fava beans.

NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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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