This wine has is very deep ruby core with a wide rim, uplifting notes of black cherry, blackcurrant, spice, chocolate and white pepper are released and on tasting it - the same flavours with some additional vanilla and smokey cedar box nuances. The firm tannic grip is ripe but obvious, the acidity frames the fruit while the alcohol (14.5%) enrobes the body of the wine ( balanced and integrated), the length is long and the vibrant fruit which is juicy and fresh stays to the end with the warmth of the spices.
Awards and Accolades
91 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "All the cellaring has been done for you, a good start for any serious shiraz. The limitations lie in the vintage, one which had none of the celebrated (if that be the word) challenges of '08 (or '11), but did have disassociated fruit and hard tannins. Those tannins have softened, but so has the fruit."
2006 Vintage: 94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "It would have been a tough guy in its youth but it's just started to soften with age. Leather and blackcurrant notes lead the way with resiny vanillin oak adding sheen. Fists of tannin flex their muscle almost the entire length of the palate. Needless to say, there's a lot of sweet fruit and oak flavour here."
From the Winery
Mitchell Winery was established in 1975 by Jane and Andrew Mitchell. The entire range of Mitchell Wines receives multiple accolades every year. Highlights have been the Penguin Wine of the Year in 2003, a consistent 5 star rating in James Halliday's Wine Companion and inclusion in the Financial Times Top 20 Wines of the World and regular Top 100 listings all endorse the Mitchell's choice of region and variety and is reward for their long-term commitment to their wines and the region of the Clare Valley, South Australia.
Now entering its optimum drinking period, this wine is elegant and classy. The primary fruit flavours of youth have given way to the more complex aromas and tastes of maturity. From an excellent Clare Valley vintage, the wine combines both richness and refinement. You can drink it now or allow it to develop further for up to five years at least.
Don't Pay: $50.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Clare Valley, SA
Winemaker: Andrew Mitchell/Simon Pringle
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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