Mitolo ‘Savitar’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 05-Apr-2015
Named after a dragon-like creature. 100% Shiraz from a section of the ‘Chinese Block’ of the ‘Lopresti’ vineyard, fermented on skins for 15 days to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in new oak, 80% French and 20% American. Full, very dark, near impenetrable black-red colour with some garnet hues. The nose is very full, solid and densely packed with aromas of ripe blackberry, black plum and savoury liquorice aromas in a complex amalgam with cedary, smoky oak, earth, game meat and Middle Eastern spices. The aromatics are harmoniously concentrated and complete. Full-bodied, densely concentrated and succulently rich flavours of ripe black berried and plum fruits are complexed by waves of liquorice, Middle Eastern spices, savoury earth and game, and cedaryoak. The palate has great weight and presence with plenty of fruit extract and tannin structure supporting the fruit. The tannins are very fine-grained, building in grip and texture, complementing the fruit richness and carrying the wine to a long, sustained finish of black fruits, earth and game. This is a very rich and densely concentrated, black fruited Shiraz with layers of complexing oak, savoury earth and game flavours. Match with game meat dishes and hard cheeses over the next 10-12+ years. 19.0+/20 Apr 2015 RRP $63.99

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