Mount Pleasant Rosehill 1946 Vines Shiraz 2014


‘From the vines planted by Maurice O’Shea in 1946. Fair to say, that chap knew a good bit of dirt when he saw one. Darker than the 1965 vines, less pretty, more earthy, and more specifically that red earthy character that great Hunter wines often show. There’s blackberry and raspberry, aniseed and spice to smell – layers of interest and depth. Medium to full bodied, sticky ribs of tannin lend grit and a gutteral sinewy feel, acidity is well pitched and offers a kind of boysenberried freshness. Length is impressive too. You can taste the old vine depth here; years of experience realised by vine and man. Perhaps by way of character, this is Al Pacino to the 1965’s Faye Dunaway? It’s enjoyable now with a good decant, but will really shine over the coming decades. 96+ points.’ Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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