All things considered this is a bit of a steal. The history, the class in the bottle, the potential longevity, the importance.
About The Wine
OP is Old Paddock and OH is Old Hill, vineyards planted in 1921 and 1880 respectively. So we can genuinely call them old.
This a bolder, richer wine than some other Mount Pleasant reds, with such great intensity, power and earthiness. But it is not ripe, syrupy power, it is more a savoury depth caressed by tight, grippy tannins that you could see melting into each other as the years go by. Too much poetry but this is an inspirational wine!
Please grab a bottle or two for the cellar. You'll thank us down the track.
About Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant is one of the most iconic names in Australian wine history, and a beacon for lovers of cellarworthy Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz.
The winery was established in 1921 by the legendary Maurice O’Shea, regarded as a true Australian pioneer of table wine. After studying oenology in France he persuaded his mother to buy land in the Hunter, including vineyards planted by Englishman Charles King back in 1880 - and named his new estate Mount Pleasant.
The Griffith-based McWilliam family got involved with Mount Pleasant, and took full ownership in 1941, a partnership which lasted until 2020.
Now under invigorating new ownership, chief winemaker Adrian Sparks (just their fifth head winemaker ever) leads the way into the second century of Mount Pleasant.