Vine age has added to the ageing ability of warm climate Shiraz. Warm climate styles have turned the world’s impression of Australian shiraz on its head because they have realised that matured wines also age better in this climate due to the wine’s structure, now able to tell a story bursting with regional characters.
In the Halliday-rated section in Tattersalls’ wine list, we have managed to get a small allocation of Mount Pleasant’s legendary flagship – Maurice O’Shea, a stunning example of Hunter Valley Shiraz at its absolute pinnacle of age and climate. Elegant with fulsome fruit notes, it is a tribute to one of Australian wine’s forefathers and a reminder of the eternal importance of the Hunter Valley as a warm climate region.
The 2011 Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz has scored a whopping 98 points from James Halliday and was voted Shiraz of the Year in the 2015 Wine Companion. This flagship red is taken from the best fruit available, and only made in the greatest years, taken from the 1945 & 1946 vines.
This medium-bodied red has layers of complex flavours that dance across the palate, including savoury & spicy dark fruits. This vintage was one of the top vintages, it is so legendary that none was produced in 2012.
For those who ponder why it has taken the team so long to release this bottle, just remember the oak needs time to settle, and in order to achieve this, it first deserves a long-ish sleep. And now that it is ready and available at the Club, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your bottle today.