2019 Mount Henry Shiraz Pinot Noir

2019 Mount Henry Shiraz Pinot Noir

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A master blender and visionary winemaker, Maurice O'Shea often blended Shiraz with Pinot Noir and other varieties. In pride of place was a string of 1940s releases named in honour of his great friend and supporter Henri Renault. The Mount Henry was created with a focus on elegance and subtlety rather than sheer power. The 2018 vintage is 80% Shiraz from the 1946 plantings on Rosehill, and 20% Mothervine Pinot Noir from the Estate, planted in 1921.

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Adrian Sparks

Colour

Brilliant violet with ruby hues.

Aroma

Intense florals, plum and lush red and blue fruits.

Growing Conditions

2019 Vintage Report

Palate

Ripe red fruits at the fore, coupled with subtle spice and pepper. Distinct Mothervine Pinot Noir adds freshness and depth to the mid palate, ending with a gentle, juicy finish. Complex, yet approachable.

Alcohol/Vol

14.0%

Food Matches

Eggplant Parmigiana

Peak Drinking

2021 - 2035

Professional Reviews

95 points - Mike Bennie

The Wine Front

"Cor blimey, this is a wine! Such beautiful texture, vibrancy, shimmering cherry juice and cranberry tang, layers of spice, herb, a bristling line of acidity and such fine and shape-giving tannins. It’s one of those wines that feels beautiful let alone tastes delicious. Lighter weight style with all the structure. Super stuff here."

92 points - Huon Hooke

The Real Review

"Bright deep purple/red colour, with a spicy and dark-fruit aroma, evincing pepper and reserved dark and red fruits, tinged with earthy graphite nuances. A trace of cherry liqueur. The palate is medium-bodied and quite intense, with firm but light tannins, and good length. An each-way style: drink now or cellar short to medium-term. (80% shiraz, 20% pinot noir. A tribute to Maurice O'Shea)"

Pinot Noir

2019

750ml