Drinks Picks: Block Range

January 23, 2015
By Alana House

Distributed by: McWilliam’s Wines

RRP: Lovedale Semillon ($75)

Rosehill Shiraz ($125)

Old Hill Shiraz ($125)

The latest range from Mount Pleasant, named after and made from the first planted vines at Maurice O’Shea’s iconic vineyards – Old Paddock (founded in 1921), Rosehill (1946) and Charles King’s Old Hill vineyard, founded in 1880 and the vineyard Maurice used to produce his first wines from.

Tasting Notes:

2014 Mount Pleasant 1946 Vines Lovedale Vineyard Semillon

Classic citrus characters of lime and lemongrass dominate the nose, with wonderful intensity and purity. A well-balanced semillon, already displaying delicacy and power, poise and intensity. Incredibly long-length. 11.5%.

2013 Mount Pleasant 1946 Vines Rosehill Vineyard Shiraz

Intense violets, raspberries and spice aromatics, with hints of redcurrants, plums and blueberries supporting. Light to medium bodied. Lots of red fruit here. Lacy, almost filigree texture. A graceful shiraz, with a seemingly effortless charm. 13.5%.

2013 Mount Pleasant 1880 Old Hill Vineyard Shiraz

Intense blackberry and blood plums are prevalent on the nose, with lovely toast and spice from the fine oak used in this shiraz. Powerful, yet focused, with extraordinary depth. Will reward from long-term cellaring. 13.5%.

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