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 “majestic 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
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep plum red in appearance.
This wine opens with complex aromas of mulberry, raspberry and minced pie laced with cinnamon and dark chocolate. Subtle fragrances of rose and violet linger in the background.
The palate displays intense flavours of blackcurrant and blueberry, deepened by rich ristretto and courveture chocolate texture and flavour reminiscent of Tiramisu. Powerful and persistent in the mouth with depth and intensity, and a finely balanced backbone of acid and tannin that will see the wine develop and evolve over the next 10-20 years.
Timely Spring rains and mild temperatures resulted in an even budburst and generous fruitfulness across shiraz blocks. The summer months were generally dry, with two isolated yet significant rain events in December and February. The ripening period was ultimately fine, warm and sunny, facilitating the accumulation of intense fruit flavour and balanced acids and tannins.