The pinnacle of Mitchelton's winemaking, a fine and distinctive example of Victorian Shiraz at its peak. Print Shiraz is a finely boned wine which balances the power of fruit and a delicacy of structure. Select parcels of fruit from low-yielding vines on the oldest blocks of the Mitchelton estate are harvested in small batches. Described by the Mitchelton Winemaking team as a “ajestic and regal wine, its vivacity tempered by its lithe and luminous build. A wine that delights upon introduction and deepens into a passion on further acquaintance, it is ever resilient and enduring.”
- VIC - Other Victorian
As ever, a full-bodied wine with strong varietal focus and expression through its black fruits and subliminal spice; has very good length and texture; seriously stained cork a worry.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2010
This is the most detailed Print ever…. With a uniquely captivating bouquet, highly polished fruit (which is more Burgundian than Shiraz like) and restrained oak influence…Toby Barlow and Ben Haines have combined forces to bring and sensitivity to this wine in equal measure. The result is unprecedented.
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food & Wine 2009
Winery Tasting Notes
This well respected noble red variety originated in the Rhône Valley of France where it is known as Syrah. In Australia, shiraz has become the most planted red grape, renowned for its rich, spicy, mulberry-like flavours. The vine is strong growing with a tendency to spread. Grape bunches tend to be long; producing small to medium sized oval berries. Shiraz is Mitchelton’s specialty, Print Shiraz our finest and most distinctive example of Victorian Shiraz.
Deep brooding blood red in appearance, this wine opens with complex aromas of mulberry, cherry and rice pudding peppered with spicy star anise and cocoa powder. Rich, opulent fruits of plum, cherry and strawberry marry with cinnamon bark, licorice and nutmeg overtones. These powerful and persistent flavours melt together with rich chocolatey tannins that will evolve and soften over the next 10-20 years.
Medals & Trophies
Blue Gold Award Winner, Sydney International Wine Competition2009