2018 Rosehill Shiraz

2018 Rosehill Shiraz

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First planted by Maurice O'Shea in 1946, the Rosehill vineyard features a North-Easterly aspect and a unique volcanic soil structure atypical for the Hunter Valley. These ancient soils contribute to the distinctive character of Rosehill Shiraz. A sophisticated wine of complexity, elegance and grace, preceded by a nose of fresh violets which has become synonymous with this vineyard.

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019 NSW Wine Awards 2019 Alexander Munro Trophy for Best One Year Old Shiraz - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019 Doug Seabrook Memorial Trophy for Best Red Wine of Show - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019 Drayton's Family Trophy for Best Named Vineyard Red of Show - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019 Hector Tulloch Memorial Trophy for Best Shiraz in Show - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019 Len Evans Trophy for Best Named Vineyard Wine in Show - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019




About this Wine


Hunter Valley, NSW


Adrian Sparks

Growing Conditions

2018 Vintage Snapshot


Deep purple with vivid violet hues.


Intense red forest fruits, plum, subtle spice and the iconic Rosehill florals.


Plummy and perfectly medium-bodied. Ripe red fruits dominate the fore, but a tight tannin structure brings balance with subtle spice.



Food Matches

Peking duck with a fresh Asian salad

Peak Drinking

2022 - 2043

Professional Reviews

93 points - Huon Hooke

The Real Review

"Deep-set red plum and sooty, earthy aromas, the palate tight and firm, with medium to full body and a tight tannin grip. It's very firm and highly tensioned for its weight. An elegant style of Hunter. Very good, needs time, and will reward keeping."

95+ points - Gary Walsh

The Wine Front

"So silky, so effortless, such a beautiful expression of vineyard and vintage. Classic rose perfume, cherry and red fruits, subtle vanilla oak, and a wee bit of liquorice. Tannin is fine grained and supple, red fruits and boysenberry, perfect crispness of acidity, flowing from front to long finish with effortless charm. It will be magnificent in years to come. Site to glass with no static. Yes."

96 points - Campbell Mattinson

2021 Halliday Wine Companion

"It's not a 'look at me' wine, but it's so beautifully well fruited, balanced and flavoured. This is a seriously good option for the cellar. The tannin is ripped with earth and coffee notes, the fruit is black-cherried and bountiful, it's svelte of texture and sustained through the finish. It's both faultless and characterful and, all things considered, is extremely well priced."