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'A very high quality '14 Hunter Valley Shiraz that would stand tall above others.'
96 Points - James Halliday
First planted by Maurice O’Shea in 1946, the Rosehill vineyard features a north easterly aspect and a unique volcanic soil structure atypical for the Hunter Valley. These ancient soils contribute to the distinctive character of Rosehill Shiraz, delivering a sophisticated wine of complexity, elegance and grace. The highest point on the valley floor, at 100 metres above sea level, the Rosehill vineyard is one of only a handful of highly prized vineyard sites in the region planted on a unique and ancient volcanic soil structure. Thirty hectares of old Shiraz vineyards are planted on the contours of the land, rising on a northerly slope.
Vintage - After the hot dry end to 2013, near perfect January weather has resulted in an outstanding vintage of intensity and wonderful balance. The whites are pristine & pure, with great length & line while the flavour packed reds are showing early signs of a superb year in the Hunter Valley. The best red vintage in 50 years. The Mount Pleasant Shiraz quickly followed the Semillon, revealing tremendous colour and flavour from the onset. Both the 'Old Hill' (Planted 1880) and the 'Old Paddock' (planted 1921) being the stars off the estate. Rosehill Shiraz was last, but by no means least. Lovely perfume & spice coupled with fruit intensity & perfect structure, sees Rosehill vying for line honours in a great vintage for Hunter Shiraz. Arguably, one of the greatest red vintages in living memory.
Winemaking - The Rosehill vineyard is a beautiful site for Shiraz, red soils and a number of old and new blocks makes for an amazingly complex but still classically perfumed. A combination of hand-picked and machine harvested fruit, de-stemmed into open top fermenters. Cold soaked and fermented on skins for 11 days, the fruit was then gently pressed to large format French oak at 25% new. Blended and bottled within 15 months of harvest.
Colour - Deep purple.
Aroma - Violets, raspberry and spice coupled with blue fruits.
Palate - Intense red fruit flavours, beautiful structure and sublime length are features of this classic medium bodied Shiraz.
Peak Drinking - Drink now or will cellar for the next 25 years and onwards.
Alc/vol - 14.0%
'De-stemmed, cold soak, open-fermented, 11 days on skins, matured in large format French oak (25% new) for 15 months. A very high quality '14 Hunter Valley Shiraz that would stand tall above others were it not for its OPandOH and O'Shea siblings. A full-bodied wine in a different idiom to its siblings, Hunter earth and leather (relatively speaking) more obvious. A great future.'
96 Points - James Halliday
'Black fruits, some red, a beautiful almost rosy perfume, throaty earthiness, oyster shell, spice and nuts, even some liquorice richness. It’s medium bodied, but fleshy and full in the mouth, filling the corners with lovely Hunter flavour, ripe tannin, and pippy boysenberried acidity. The spread of earthy tannin on the finish is particularly impressive. Beautifully done. Sure to become something pretty great with a decade or two in bottle, though it’s no slouch now.'
95+ Points - Gary Walsh
'Bright red fruits and pastry notes on the nose, elegant, smells gentle and alluring, lightly perfumed and really pure. The palate has a ripe and concentrated feel to it, rich red plum, boysenberry and creaming soda flavors, tannins are deceptively powerful, best from 2020.'
95 Points - James Suckling
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