An opulent, richly flavoured wine melding the best fruit from Shiraz vines aged between 12 – 35 years. The older 35 year old vines contribute about 50 per cent to the final wine.
Described by Mitchelton's Winemaking Team as “a savoury vibrant expression of Shiraz in all its glory, it is a wine which melds powerful textures with polished and subtle flavours.”
- VIC - Other Victorian
"From the central Victorian region comes this beautifully poised and balanced shiraz showing a palate that is as smooth as glass with its layers of earthy spicy flavours. Aromas lifted with a slightly perfumed oak." Ray Jordan, West Australian (24/Jun/10)
"The Central Victorian based Mitchelton is a specialist shiraz maker and the wines are made by former Wine Society Winemaker of the Year Ben Haines. This new release from a high-quality vintage is a ripper with lashings of plum and black berry fruit, a solid core of spice, nicely balanced oak and silky tannins."Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury (09/Jun/10)
"Back on track after a slightly underwhelming 2007 release. This one’s spicy and plummy and well weighted, with succulent, earthen, coffee-like flavours matched to fresh, exotic notes of various Asian spices. There’s nothing big or saturated about it; it’s just a good, ripe, medium-bodied red. We’re fans." 91 Points - Campbell Mattinson and Gary Walsh, Big Re Wine Book 2010/2011 (01/06/10)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep oxblood red in colour.
The 2008 Mitchelton Shiraz shows intense black cherry and plum fruit aromas, with intriguing hints of cinnamon, roasting coffee and star anise.
Generous layers of forest fruits, plum pudding, mulberry and milk chocolate fill the palate. The finish is rich and satisfying with seamless oak integration and supple, earthy tannins.