2018 Mount Henry Shiraz Pinot Noir

2018 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.

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019 Officer's Mess Silver Bullet Trophy - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019

Pinot Noir

2018

750ml

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

2018 Vintage Snapshot

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

13.5%

Food Matches

Eggplant Parmigiana

Peak Drinking

2021 - 2035

Professional Reviews

94 points - Gary Walsh

The Wine Front

"Plum, red fruit, earth and crispness of flavour, juicy and fat fruit, clean acidity, grainy and firm tannin, savoury and perfumed at once on a satisfying finish. It's a bold one, but lays the charm on thick."

91 points - Huon Hooke

The Real Review

"Fragrant red fruit, graphite and lightly floral aromas, clean and bright. The wine is tight and firm, bright and lively, with slightly edgy tannins and a trace of bitterness. There is intense flavour and penetrating drive and length, along with a touch of leanness. It's best cellared a little longer."