McWilliams Mount Pleasant Old Paddock and Old Hill Hunter Valley Shiraz

The 2008 vintage was a washout for Hunter reds, so the 2009s have landed a year earlier to plug the gap, but don’t hurry with this one because it needs a decade for its black plum, leather and spice to uncoil. Its firm, poised, textural tannins set it off to be one of the longer-lived vintages for OP & OH.