Mount Pleasant Wines

OP & OH Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz

9.53 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Very Hunter with earth, leather and red cherries, presented in a savoury manner. More full bodied on the palate than Hunter Valley Shiraz should be. In the mid 2000’s it was when Mount Pleasant was trying to emulate full bodied South Australian Shiraz instead of doing what they do best. This was most enjoyable but I still enjoy the old fashioned style made by Maurice O’Shea in the late 1940s and early 1950s in primitive conditions which were just medium bodied and very long lived. I once had a 1952 Mt Pleasant Stevens Vineyard made by the legend (birth year wine) which I bought at auction. It was over 40 years old when I consumed it. Barely medium bodied with amazing length and still kicking goals. A wonderful old curio and a privilege to drink. The “Maurice OShea” is the top Cuvée from Mt Pleasant these days.

Very Hunter with earth, leather and red cherries, presented in a savoury manner. More full bodied on the palate than Hunter Valley Shiraz should be. In the mid 2000’s it was when Mount Pleasant was trying to emulate full bodied South Australian Shiraz instead of doing what they do best. This was most enjoyable but I still enjoy the old fashioned style made by Maurice O’Shea in the late 1940s and early 1950s in primitive conditions which were just medium bodied and very long lived. I once had a 1952 Mt Pleasant Stevens Vineyard made by the legend (birth year wine) which I bought at auction. It was over 40 years old when I consumed it. Barely medium bodied with amazing length and still kicking goals. A wonderful old curio and a privilege to drink. The “Maurice OShea” is the top Cuvée from Mt Pleasant these days.

Apr 21st, 2022
Bob McDonald

From some very old vineyards in the Hunter Valley. Old Paddock planted in 1921 and the Old Hill planted in 1880. Polished leather aromas. Big and savoury with a long future remaining. Dry tannins. 17+ This is the 2006 vintage.

From some very old vineyards in the Hunter Valley. Old Paddock planted in 1921 and the Old Hill planted in 1880. Polished leather aromas. Big and savoury with a long future remaining. Dry tannins. 17+ This is the 2006 vintage.

May 27th, 2015
Sarah Norris

Sarah had this 8 years ago

Sarah had this 8 years ago

Apr 4th, 2014