Founded in 1921 by the legendary Maurice O’Shea, whose contribution to Australian wine cannot be understated. Widely recognised for setting the standard for modern Australian winemaking, his ‘fanatical perfectionism’ saw him create Mount Pleasant’s signature style of elegance, balance and exceptional longevity. For 100 years, Mount Pleasant has produced iconic, elegant and expressive wines championing the fruit and individual character of our four vineyard sites. The rare ancestral vines include some of the oldest clone plantings in the country. This makes the Old Hill vineyard, while best known for Shiraz, the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in Australia.
80% Rosehill old vines (1946) and 20% Pinot off the Old Hill (1921). Curiously has become a blend à la mode, but no others have pedigree like this. And for $35. Red fruit and cherry, subtle earthiness and biscuit spice, dried roses. Gentle, perfumed, fine sooty tannin, flows along and charms, exquisite balance throughout. Long. Wonderful wine of personality and class. They knocked it out of the park in 2019. Tasted: October 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $35; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2030+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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