Maurice O'Shea was a pioneer of Australian wine, creating long-lived, highly celebrated wines from the 1920s through to the 1950s that were admired the world over. Named in Maurice O'Shea's honour, this wine was crafted using the very best rigorously selected parcels from the Mount Pleasant Estate to create a wine that firmly speaks of its Hunter Valley home.
The Maurice O’Shea Shiraz is the flagship red wine for the Mount Pleasant and is a blend of the best fruit available, only made in the best years. Fermented at 18-25˚C for approximately 7 days. Gently pressed to large format French oak barrels for almost 18 months maturation, before blending and bottling.
Bright crimson; a classic in the making (tasted six weeks after bottling) with everything one could hope for from this great label: blackberry and plum fruit, great tannins, very good oak, and superb line, length and balance. Maurice O'Shea would applaud. Drink by: 2050; Date Tasted: March 2011; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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