Mount Pleasant Wines

Rosehill Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz

9.14 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

Dense ripe plum and dried plum notes with an overly healthy dose of oak. Medium to full bodied palate. Not your normal Hunter Valley Shiraz - more like a South Australian Shiraz as I’ve mentioned in a previous note. Still retains the Hunter Valley earthiness but not as medium bodied sweaty saddle that Hunter Valley Shiraz should be and was traditionally. Great that Hunter Valley producers have returned to the old medium bodied savoury styles which shone in 2014 and 2017.

Dense ripe plum and dried plum notes with an overly healthy dose of oak. Medium to full bodied palate. Not your normal Hunter Valley Shiraz - more like a South Australian Shiraz as I’ve mentioned in a previous note. Still retains the Hunter Valley earthiness but not as medium bodied sweaty saddle that Hunter Valley Shiraz should be and was traditionally. Great that Hunter Valley producers have returned to the old medium bodied savoury styles which shone in 2014 and 2017.

Aug 28th, 2020
Bob McDonald

I once heard chief winemaker at Mount Pleasant, Jim Chatto, give a speech saying that stylistically Mount Pleasant was copying South Australia in making riper richer Shiraz back around 2000 to 2009. This wine reflects that. These days they have returned to a more traditional medium weight yet still long living style. This wine is much more dense ripe and concentrated but still with traces of Hunter Valley earthiness and sweaty saddle. Even at 14 years this wine has a long future in front of it. Of my 2 remaining bottles I will have the next one in 2025.

I once heard chief winemaker at Mount Pleasant, Jim Chatto, give a speech saying that stylistically Mount Pleasant was copying South Australia in making riper richer Shiraz back around 2000 to 2009. This wine reflects that. These days they have returned to a more traditional medium weight yet still long living style. This wine is much more dense ripe and concentrated but still with traces of Hunter Valley earthiness and sweaty saddle. Even at 14 years this wine has a long future in front of it. Of my 2 remaining bottles I will have the next one in 2025.

May 7th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Still very dark Crimson at 11 years of age. Earthy mineral nose with cherry/berry notes. No Hunter Valley sweaty saddle. A wine with a solid core with still a long future. Highly awarded on the Australian Show Circuit- 3 Trophies etc Tasted again 110 weeks later on 28 May 2018. Not a typical HV nose - a little closed. Made more in the SA Style of blackberry. Chocolate and a bit monolithic. Full bodied with a long future. With air - herbal and stalky notes.

Still very dark Crimson at 11 years of age. Earthy mineral nose with cherry/berry notes. No Hunter Valley sweaty saddle. A wine with a solid core with still a long future. Highly awarded on the Australian Show Circuit- 3 Trophies etc Tasted again 110 weeks later on 28 May 2018. Not a typical HV nose - a little closed. Made more in the SA Style of blackberry. Chocolate and a bit monolithic. Full bodied with a long future. With air - herbal and stalky notes.

Apr 12th, 2016
Kathryn Bache

Kathryn had this 7 years ago

Kathryn had this 7 years ago

Dec 31st, 2013