2019 Paul Osicka Moormbool Shiraz

Highly Rated
Intense Heathcote Shiraz that distinguishes itself with a beautifully defined tannin structure. For a full-bodied wine this has so much elegance.

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Osicka might be the most unsung great Shiraz producer in Australia. Old vines, a hands-off approach, seriously concentrated fruit but made with a rare lightness of touch.

The single vineyard Moormbool Shiraz comes from vines planted in the 1950s (old for Heathcote). It is an outstanding semi-premium Shiraz that can drink well now but could be the most wine in your cellar in five years time.

Lustrous and smooth, like a fine head of jet-black hair, with a long velvety palate. Ethereal and concentrated - that is a rare Aussie red indeed.

Paul Osicka Wines was started by former Czech Vigneron Paul Osicka in 1955 and is the longest established wine producer in the Heathcote Wine Region. The wine is estate grown, made and bottled by Simon Osicka, who is the third generation involved in the business.

The mature vines are grown without irrigation on sandy loam soil over quartz and red ironstone gravels. The vines are hand pruned, shoot thinned, fruit thinned and the grapes are hand picked and sorted to achieve optimum fruit quality. These factors combine to produce small, intensely flavoured and coloured grapes necessary to make premium wines. The use of synthetic chemicals to manage the vineyard is kept to a minimum to promote better soil and vine health. All Paul Osicka Wines are estate grown, made and bottled.

95 Points - "One of my favourite Australia wine producers for a multitude of reasons, but amongst that a sense of integrity to their craft and unassuming ambition to greatness.

It’s the tannins that distinguish this wine. And perhaps the estate itself.

This is so gulpable and yet holds so much detail and structure. Serious wine, deep, rich, inky and potent, but misses the heft and lumbering gait of many regional counterparts. Amaro-like acidity and swathes of fine, lacy yet firm tannin help shape and drive this wine long. There’s a succulence and distinct sense of freshness despite the depth, the dark fruit, the clove-spiked orange characters and the myriad of botanicals running from eucalyptus through to river mint and pepperberry characters. There’s a great sense of gentleness despite all this. Such a delicious, compelling wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95 Points - "Sourced off 1950s plantings, specifically rows 30 to 58, growing on red quartz. A most individual shiraz, one that is both plummy and cherry-laden but also dark and savoury, blending both worlds through 18 months in seasoned French oak vats. Ripe cherry, bracken, woody spices, moving into a thick, velvety density, kept in check by savoury tannins." - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

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