2018 1921 Vines Old Paddock Shiraz

2018 1921 Vines Old Paddock Shiraz

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Nearing their centenary, these vines were planted by Maurice O'Shea in 1921 upon taking ownership of Mount Pleasant. The deep volcanic loams of this site ensure these original vines continue to produce quality Shiraz fruit, with distinct Hunter Valley character.




About this Wine


Hunter Valley, NSW


Adrian Sparks


Intense, dark purple


Savoury spice with elements of black and red fruits.

Growing Conditions

2018 Vintage Snapshot


Powerful tannin profile supports peppery spice, cherry and red berries - typical of the Old Paddock vineyard.



Food Matches

Barbequed Wagyu scotch fillet with herb roasted mushrooms.

Peak Drinking

2022 - 2054

Professional Reviews

96 Points - Huon Hooke

The Real Review

"Deep, dark colour and a reserved, reticent but very youthful nose which needs time to build. The wine is intense and direct, focused and powerful in the mouth, not expansive but fine and focused, with lovely line and length. Good tension and firmness, persistence and power, finishing right out. Masses of fine, powdery, drying tannins. Latent and impressive. Needs plenty of time and is a long-term keeper."

95 Points - Gary Walsh

Wine Front

"Blackberry, earthy, deep, bit of spice and liquorice, robust tannin, sweetness of bramble fruit, tempered with earth. It's fine expression of a distinguished site, wearing its heart on sleeve, for sure. Sweet charm. Open and beautiful."

96 Points - Campbell Mattinson

2021 Halliday Wine Companion

"High on structure and on fruit. Excellent concentration though it remains medium in weight. Plum and red cherry with hints of deeper blackberry. Earth and spice. A clove-like character. Really fresh, really firm, really good."