Black/purple with stunning concentration. Blueberries and mushrooms on the nose intermingled with hints of smoked wood. Lushly textured with excellent length.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Coming from a 60-year-old vineyard in Greenock, the 2009 Reiver Shiraz was matured for 14 months in oak hogsheads, 70% new and 90% French. It reveals a deep garnet-purple color and an intensely perfumed nose of black cherries, blackberries, mulberries, potpourri and anise over baking spices and violets. Full bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, it is elegantly structured with a medium level of velvety tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long with plenty of spice layers. Approachable now, it should develop further and cellar to 2019+. Rating 93 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (FEB/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep garnet red with purple tinges
Brooding nose full of dark mulberry and plummy fruit with earthy, leathery almost spicy tones and a healthy lick of vanilla oak.
Rich, full flavoured and velvety, Mitolo Reiver is quintessential Barossa Shiraz. It truly sings of its origins: Earthy, spicy notes complement the plum and raspberry fruits- all framed perfectly by restrained tannins. This leads to a palate that is all encompassing yet cleverly balanced.
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