Maurice O'Shea 2014 Shiraz
Maurice O'Shea was a pioneer of Australian wine, creating long-lived, highly celebrated wines from the 1920's through to the 1950's that were admired the world over. Named in Maurice O'Shea's honour, this wine was crafted using the very best rigorously selected parcels from the Mount Pleasant Estate to create a wine that firmly speaks of its Hunter Valley home.
After the hot dry end to 2013, near perfect January weather resulted in an outstanding vintage of intensity and wonderful balance. 2014 was arguably the best red vintage in 50 years.
Lovely perfume & spice coupled with fruit intensity & perfect structure. Amazingly intense red and black fruits combine with spice to create a beautiful and complex aroma. Powerful fruits come to the fore, with perfect acid and tannin balance providing an exhilarating intensity and length.