Wine Front 93 points. Jancis Robinson 16.5/20. "Pale greenish gold. Very direct, refreshing and somehow 'mineral' on the nose. Super juicy and succulent. Massive acidity and more than a hint of bone dry lime juice. Very racy and reverberant on the finish. Very youthful but jam packed with flavour despite its low alcohol. This should take on ever more layers."
96 Points - Jane Faulkner - Halliday's Wine Companion As if by alchemy, with age semillon slips into a toasty, butter brioche, lime-marmalade and waxy realm without its acidity wavering. This certainly has freshness and plenty of years ahead of it, but that magical 5-years-before-release-date includes all the other complex stuff. 95 Points - Huon Hooke - The Real Review Medium yellow colour. Straw, hay and subtle lemon juice aromas; some nuttiness. The palate is delicate and intense, refined and tight, dry and long. It’s still remarkably youthful and has a long career ahead of it. The palate is pin-point precise and searingly intense....
Gold Medal and Trophy, Hunter Valley Wine Show. James Halliday 99 points. Arguably, one of the greatest red vintages in living memory', says Mount Pleasant. The flagship wine. Destemmed and crushed, short cold soak, open-fermented, matured in large format French oak (30% new) for 18 months. Has the gently throbbing power of a Rolls Royce; superb, deep crimson-purple hue, itself rare in the Hunter Valley. Countless layers of black fruits have absorbed the oak and put the undoubted tannins into limbo land. O'Shea would have died a happy man had this been his last wine. Dissecting it now is an academic exercise at best, so great is its future....
Wine Front 94 points. It is a little known fact that the block of Pinot Noir directly in front of the Mount Pleasant winery is one of the oldest plantings of the famed MV6 (Mothervine 6) clone in Australia and that the majority of the plantings in this country have been propagated using cuttings from this block.
NSW Wine of the Year 2018. Trophy, Best Red NSW Wine Awards. Trophy, Best Shiraz, NSW Wine Awards. James Halliday 97 points. Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 95+ points. James Suckling 96 points. One of the few remaining Mount Pleasant wines that sees some new small format oak, though I’d suggest the usage here is a long way from being excessive. The consensus at the winery seems to be that the ‘Estate’ wines really shone in 2017. I’d not argue. Dark fruit, boysenberry, pepper, hazelnut, liquorice, that distinct hillside earthiness, and sensible vanilla oak in support. Medium to full-bodied, deep in fruit and concentration, yet like most of...
Huon Hooke 95 points. One of the great old-vine reds of the Hunter, in top form in 2013. Smoky, coal-dusty aromas overlying dark cherry with subtle notes of earth, spice and leather. It’s intense and tightly focused, lively with energising acidity, concentrated flavour and abundant fine tannins. HH.
Gold Medal, Hunter Valley Wine Show. James Suckling 95 points. Gary Walsh, Wine front, 95 Points. Rosehill is always one of the prettiest wines from the Hunter Valley, and no change here. The vineyard talks. Pretty, floral, a little pepper, red fruits and vanilla. Medium-bodied, flow and charm, succulence and composure, mildly peppery tannin, bright and fresh, milk chocolate, fine dusty tannin trailing with red fruit sweetness and perfume on a fine finish. Typical and lovely. More to come. If you like Rosehill, you’ll find much to love here. Just into 95 points: its class gets it over the line. GW.
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