2014 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines Shiraz Philip


  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Hunter Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • GD77 Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 16, 2020 - A year on from the last note and it is better than I remember. Has its own character for sure, its savoury and filling out its boots. Give it a good decant. Very nice.

  • thebatcavewines Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 3, 2019 - Breathed for 1 hour. Berries and some mint on the nose which i found very odd. Garnet in colour. Tasted red cherries, boysenberry, blueberries, mint and vanilla. Nice tannins. Needs more time but looking good already.

  • GD77 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 14, 2019 - This wine is going through a typical hunter transition. Its good at present but has lost a bit of youthful acidic brightness and settling in as a solid but perhaps not great hunter shiraz. It is certainly better than the typical Philip. Tannin support and acid give hope of a bit more life ahead where it should shine again. Give it another year or two if you only have a couple.

  • DanielJH Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 30, 2018 - Nose of cherries and some menthol notes. Garnet in colour. On the palate, red cherries, boysenberry, aniseed, mineral notes, nougat, some cooling mint and elements of cedar and vanilla. Excellent spine of bright acid and a wave of fine grippy tannins. The finish is a tad abrupt, but that’s a minor quibble; a high quality wine here that is now starting to settle into balance. Will improve further over 10 to 20 years.

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  • lightning wrote: 90 points

    January 29, 2018 - Popped and poured. Boysenberry and blueberries, dense core of fruit, mid bodied drying tannins, medium to full bodied, good length. Compared to last bottle in August, the wine has tightened up and put on weight, acidity is now more settled. A good prospect to cellar, especially for the price. While ok to drink now, the best years are ahead of it and I would leave for another 5-8 years before checking in again.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Philip
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • SubRegion Hunter Valley
  • Appellation Hunter Valley
  • UPC Codes 9311769003616, 9311769292997

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 273 (65%)
  • Consumed 147 (35%)

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