Mitolo `Reiver` Shiraz 2007 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

The name 'Reiver' is taken from the border raiders of the Anglo-Scot borders. Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the border country was ravaged by lawless Reiver families in a vicious cycle of raid, reprisal and blood feud. Their allegiance was first to the family, the surname, and not the crown, whether English or Scottish. 'Rubro et albo vexillum volitat, pro sanguine, pietale, sanctitateque et familiae honore' 'The flag flies red and white - for bloodshed and righteousness and the honour of the family'.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The 2007 Reiver Shiraz is opaque purple-colored with legs that ooze down the glass. Aromas of cedar, spice box, mineral, espresso, and wild blueberry are followed by an intense, sweetly fruited, lengthy wine that is just a bit more narrow than the superb vintages of 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Mitolo, which began operations in 1999, is a partnership of the Mitolo family and winemaker Ben Glaetzer. The focus is on McLaren Vale fruit from Willunga, the most southern part of the district. The 2007 vintage with its drought conditions and decreased production have resulted in wines from Mitolo that are merely outstanding rather than sublime. The value-priced Jester series was reviewed in Issue 178. Rating 92 - Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (FEB/2009)

Exaggerated, heady and heavily ripened, with raisined and spirity undertones, this is a luscious, deeply layered and juicy shiraz whose sumptuous, brambly flavours of redcurrants, cranberries, blackberries are coupled with rather mocha-like and brandied oak and underpinned by firm but pliant tannin. It’s soft and smooth, and while it lacks the length and balance for the long term, it’s made to please those who simply won’t wait. Rating 91+ Jeremy Oliver

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Black/ purple with stunning concentration.

Aroma

Blueberries and mushrooms on the nose intermingled with hints of smoked wood.

Palate

Lushly textured with excellent length.

Cellaring

Will evolve nicely for 8 to 10 years.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Japanese Wine Challenge

Vintage
2007
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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For such a young winery, Mitolo’s history is rich. It’s one studded with success, wide acclaim, and – most importantly – truly memorable wines. But that’s only to be expected from a winery which, since the very first day, has been motivated by three potent words:

Purity. Elegance. Power.

Those were the guiding principles Frank Mitolo wrote down when he created the winery in 1999. With his Italian heritage and a family history of working the land, Frank was only interested in pursuing excellence. And the results were there immediately in the release of the first Mitolo wine - the 2000 G.A.M. - named after Frank’s children Gemma, Alexander and Marco.

Attracted by this commitment to only create wines of outstanding quality, acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer joined Mitolo as a partner in 2001. With grapes sourced from two of Australia’s premier wine regions, Mclaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, Frank and Ben now work tirelessly to surpass their already impressive achievements. Mitolo Wines, praised by some of the world’s toughest critics, are now enjoyed in more than 20 countries around the world.

And that is just the start.

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