Price: VND 820.000 per bottle
Brand: Mount Pleasant
Sub-brand: Mount Henry
Varietals: 80% Shiraz and 20% Pinot Noir
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 13.5%
Region: Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Vintage: 2018 (varies in the future)
Colour: Brilliant violet with ruby hues.
Aroma: Intense florals, plum and lush red and blue fruits.
Palate: Ripe red fruits at the fore, coupled with subtle spice and pepper. Distinct Mothervine Pinot Noir adds freshness and depth to the mid palate, ending with a gentle, juicy finish. Complex, yet approachable.
PEAK DRINKING: 2021 – 2035
FOOD MATCH: Eggplant Parmigiana
A master blender and visionary winemaker, Maurice O'Shea often blended Shiraz with Pinot Noir and other varieties. In pride of place was a string of 1940s releases named in honour of his great friend and supporter Henri Renault. The Mount Henry was created with a focus on elegance and subtlety rather than sheer power. The 2018 vintage is 80% Shiraz from the 1946 plantings on Rosehill, and 20% Mothervine Pinot Noir from the Estate, planted in 1921.
Little rainfall and a warm winter resulted in early bud burst for the region. The region recorded lower than average rainfall throughout the growing season resulting in an early vintage. Fruit quality was high with no disease pressure. With crops being slightly lower than average, harvest was around 8 days earlier than normal, with pristine fruit showing great intensity.
The Mount Henry was created with a focus on elegance and subtlety rather than sheer power. The 2018 vintage is 80% Shiraz from the 1946 plantings on Rosehill, and 20% Mothervine Pinot Noir from the Estate, planted in 1921.
WINEMAKER: Adrian Sparks
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