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
Hunter Valley, NSW
Brilliant violet with ruby hues.
Intense florals, plum and lush red and blue fruits.
2019 Vintage Report
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.
2021 - 2035
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)"