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.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Clear red-crimson; a classic in the making; at this early point in its life, the influence of place and of variety are equally balanced, appropriate given the balance struck between oak, tannins, fruit and acidity. It will change greatly as it ages, progressively taking on the character of three wines: initially resolutely youthful; then changing as it moves towards adulthood; and finally as a mature wine that has nothing left to prove.
Rating 96 - Drink by 2040 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2012)
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.