"beautiful wine. Something different, and quite special", Gary Walsh
A blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Pinot Noir. Small production. Big heart. It's a wine that most often brings a smile to my face, and for a slightly jaded animal such as myself, that's something of a small joy. Fine, perfumed, juicy, supple, are words that roll
quickly off the keyboard as I taste. In terms of detail, well I'm thinking raspberry, a touch of smokiness, chocolate wrappers and other happy things. There's a gentle graininess to the tannin, a coolness to the acidity, and a fine almost savoury finish. It's
a beautiful wine. Something different, and quite special I feel. Alcohol: 13.5%. Drink: 2019-2037+. Price: $48. Rating 95+/100.
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Mount Pleasant Mount Henry Shiraz Pinot Noir 2017
RRP $48.00 SAVE 48%
This wine captures the history of the Mount Pleasant label as well as the company's ability to innovate. Built in the mould of the classic Hunter River Burgundy blend, it has all of the red-berry lift and the region's natural acidity to underwrite freshness
and drinkability. Winemaker Adrian Sparks' skill is evident, with a tease of whole bunch spice affording it another level of sapidity and complexity. Vivacious, bright crimson colour. Fresh as a daisy. An instantly compelling nose of plums, turned earth, pot-pourri,
wild strawberries and raspberry liqueur. Red berries are concentrated and chalky tannins carry right through to a bright toffee apple acidity. It's a delicious wine with time no threat to it. Rating: 96/100.
Nick Butler, The Real Review