Philip Shiraz, Mt. Pleasant

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Philip Shiraz, Mt. Pleasant

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Tasting Note

Most of us can only dream of drinking wine like the Maurice O'Shea Shiraz. Not to worry, because Philip is cut from the same cloth and shows the same elegance and freshness of style. You would think that a hot region like Hunter Valley would produce massively heady, alcoholic reds. Not so - through careful viticulture, this weighs in at a restrained 13.5%, and it's made in a much more delicate, restrained, savoury style than its Barossa cousins. It shows pretty red fruit aromas - strawberry, raspberry and red cherry; and a lithe, silky texture. On first opening it comes across slightly lean, but this is easily rectified with a bit of air, so I highly recommend decanting it 30 minutes before you start to enjoy it. Drink 2018-2020.

                      - Tom King, Fine Wine Manager

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Crushed into a combination of open top and static fermenters. Following a gentle three day pre-fermentation cold soak the wines were inoculated with a cultured yeast. Colour & tannin were extracted from the skins by a combination of plunging and pumping-over for a period of up to ten days. After pressing the wines were transferred to a combination of stainless steel, to give freshness, and oak barrels, ten percent new to give richness & complexity, for a maturation period of 15 months. Once optimum maturation was obtained, the parcels were blended and prepared for bottling.


  • 92 points: "Bright, full colour; a far cry from the Philip of prior years and decades, medium-bodied, but with a depth of dark berry fruits, firm but balanced tannins and a complementary touch of oak. From start to finish reflects the region and the vintage."

    • Wine Companion 2018
    • James Halliday

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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