2018 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines Shiraz Old Paddock & Old Hill


  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Hunter Valley
  • Pokolbin
Drink between 2026 - 2039 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • chatters wrote:

    October 23, 2020 - Hunter Whistlestop 2020 #2 (Hunter Valley): Dusty black fruits, spice, a little baked earth, leather and almost tomato leaf. With time a concentrated plum note. Hmm, it's a bit sour on the palate. Perhaps lacks a bit of fruit generosity, tannins are drying and talc textured though persist longer than the fruit. Hmm.

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  • Jason Wu Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 26, 2020 - Deep plummy, savoury, meaty. nice acidity and structural tannins hold the wine well. Medium plus intensity, medium plus finish. Very good.

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  • Nipperu wrote: 91 points

    January 26, 2020 - Clear deep purple

    Power, black fruit
    Dry cardboard, dusty earth

    High alc
    Med+/high tannins
    Med+ body
    Med acid
    Med+ finish

    Aussie Shiraz. Defo aussie shiraz

  • chatters wrote:

    January 13, 2020 - Hunter Whistlestop 2020 #1 (Hunter Valley): Ripe and slightly concentrated blackberry and plum, slightly jubey, cedar, slight earth. Juicy, thick, dense, chewy in fact with plenty of ripe fruit. Time.

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  • Wozza Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 3, 2019 - The 2014 OP&OH was the cellar door darling that had many a visitor delving for the credit card. This 2018 doesn't have the same immediate charm. But there's good potential written all over this iconic Hunter Shiraz. On release, there's a firmness to its delivery. It's less approachable than 2014, and less floral than some of its 2018 siblings. The fruit - proud, bright, mostly black on the nose. Blackberry and black cherry really shone. Fresh picked mushroom and vanilla laced cedar oak also adding some savoury interest. The palate is tight, with a sturdy red currant laced drive of crisp acidity that hints at its longevity. There's more red fruits on the finish, especially red cherry, some soft vanilla tones from the integrating oak that will round out with bottle age; and some textbook wet stone that's quite typical of an OP&OH. Rating this purely on where I see it from 2022 onwards, I'm giving this a Wozza 95. Drink to 2034(+). $50 cellar door.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Old Paddock & Old Hill
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • SubRegion Hunter Valley
  • Appellation Pokolbin
  • UPC Code 9311769005405

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 254 (90%)
  • Consumed 27 (10%)

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