The glass shows up a beautifully opulent crimson red with red brick and dark cherry colours showing through. The fragrance is of cedar and cigar box tobacco with subtle fruit of blackberries and dark cherries coupled with a liquorice backing to the gathering. There is also mulberry through this complex nose, but it all remains quite eloquent and subtle.
The flavours on the palate are intriguing and delicate, taking time to open up and cover the palate. It's a fruits of the forest feast, with dark fruits swirling around to grab the attention... strawberry, cherry, blackberry, raspberry... they're all here and very well balanced. The savoriness of the wine is its note of very high distinction and really superbly structures. White pepper comes through, as does a gaminess that makes you take another look.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 90 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "This is a decent shiraz. Well-ripened, medium-bodied, full of sweet plum-shot fruit but then earthen and ferrous to close. Tannin here has a meatiness, a subtle toastiness. Overall it’s well balanced, well made and tastes well good."
2014 Vintage: 90 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Good colour; a savoury, medium-bodied shiraz that builds impact along the length of the palate as red and black fruits kick in."
From the Winery
Mitchelton Shiraz is an opulent wine melding the best fruit from shiraz blocks with vines aged between 12 – 35 years, with the older 35-year-old vines contributing about 50 per cent to the final wine. A celebration of the attributes which have made Mitchelton Shiraz so well respected, the wine showcases the quality shiraz fruit cultivated in the regions unique climate and geology.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 91/100
Region: Central Victoria
Winemaker: Travis Clydesdale
Drink now until: 2026
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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