Hunter Valley

2021 Mount Pleasant Maurice O'Shea Shiraz

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$1,679.94 for 6 bottles
Deep red with a good purple tint and a bouquet that is reticent at first and builds meaty/charcuterie and savoury underbrush aromas with exposure to air. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy, rich and dense with plenty of extract and satisfying length, the tannins and flavour lingering long and harmoniously on the follow-through. A dramatic wine and very impressive. A Hunter shiraz of gravitas, with a great cellaring future. An outstanding O'Shea. - 98 points Read more
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Huon Hooke - The Real Review

Deep red with a good purple tint and a bouquet that is reticent at first and builds meaty/charcuterie and savoury underbrush aromas with exposure to air. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy, rich and dense with plenty of extract and satisfying length, the tannins and flavour lingering long and harmoniously on the follow-through. A dramatic wine and very impressive. A Hunter shiraz of gravitas, with a great cellaring future. An outstanding O'Shea. - 98 points

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Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

This is the best O'Shea Shiraz made since O'Shea himself was making them. The tannin structure, the meatiness, the mineral. This wine gives an insight into what makes this vineyard so special in a way that I don’t know that I’ve encountered before, in a young wine. ..... It has length and complexity and all those things but this wine has more than that. It’s like it’s saying, Let me show you something. I took one sip and thought, Don’t go. I took another and thought it again. This isn’t just a wine, it’s an insight.." - 98 points

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Ned Goodwin MW

A cooler year, producing medium-bodied wines of clarity. The voice of place, audible. In this instance, a blend of the more favorable of the estate's holdings to serve as a magnificent flagship. Yet while the narrative is important, it is this wine's beguiling, floral transparency that serves the real story. The tannins, delicate; the acidity, filigreed. The effect is one of an intricate mandala, shape-shifting across identities on the palate. Extremely complex and mellifluous, all at once. Quite the transcendental wine, reminding me of shiraz meeting pinot noir in a far off idyll. Drinkable now, but best from 2026. Screw cap. - 97 points

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Tasting Notes

First created in 1987 as a tribute to the greatest winemaker in Australia, Maurice O’Shea. This wine is a blend of our greatest barrels, from our best vineyards, creating wines of place and excitement. Exclusively estate grown, the grapes are sourced from the Old Hill planted in 1880, the Old Paddock planted in 1921 and Rosehill in 1946, delivering a wine that will reward the collectors, the connoisseurs and all those who love wines. Vintage Conditions: A wonderful year in the Hunter Valley, Cool summer providing perfect ripening condition with great fruit the result, picking intensely flavoured berries with great natural acidies and excellent balance. Intense red and black fruits combine with spice to create a beautiful and complex aroma. Powerful fruits, beautiful tannin structure and impeccably balanced acidity. While able to be drunk in its youth, the Maurice O’Shea shiraz is highly collected and will reward the patient connoisseur for at least 50 years

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Marketplace Product: Dispatch from Sydney warehouse in approximately 6 business days. Vintages for Marketplace items are subject to change, and we cannot guarantee the specific vintage you ordered will be delivered. Generally, the latest available vintage will be delivered to you.


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