2018 Mount Pleasant Mountain A Medium Bodied Dry Red

Highly Rated
Bold and lively Hunter Shiraz, full of dank earth and spice.

Sale price$75.00
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Mountain A may sound more like a new soft drink brand, but it is part of the new approach to marking out unique blocks in the Mount Pleasant vineyards, and blending them into light, medium and full-bodied releases.

Smells, tastes and feels like a high quality Hunter Shiraz.

The Mountain Range wines pay homage to O'Shea's talent as a master blender. He had an astounding ability to make and recognise small unique parcels. And depending on what style they were, light bodied, medium bodied or full-bodied, O'Shea gave each of them different code names: Mountain C, Mountain A and Mountain D.

Classic Rosehill violets on the nose, coupled with forest fruits and gentle spice. Perfectly balanced oak provides structure for this medium-bodied wine. Red fruits dominate, but are supported by subtle vanillin and spice.

96 Points - "Blueberry and boysenberry, juicy and full of flavour, grippy in a good way, slight hit of cedar oak, liquorice richness and succulence on a long finish. Aniseed and creamed honey in the aftertaste. Plenty of stuffing, and at the very start of a long life." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

96 Points - "It couldn't be any more Hunter if it tried. It sits just on the bolder side of medium weight, it's underpinned by earth and dry spice, it's essentially red-berried, but there are suede, saltbush and roasted nuts character rippling through. There's a dusting of musk stick too. You'd bet on this having a long, beautiful future." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

95 Points - "The bouquet is sotto voce, earthy and subdued, with predominant earth-bound aromas, suggesting it needs more time to evolve its bouquet. A hint of iodine. The wine is soft and fleshy in the mouth, round and even and supple, and finishes with nicely textured, slightly chewy tannins. Medium to full body. Very good; needs more time." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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