We made our first vintage of this wine in 1976
Mitchell Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Clare Valley wine. It shows strong ‘berry’ flavours on the nose, with overtones of dusty new French oak aromas. The palate is very full flavoured and the wine has a firm tannic finish. When seen as a young wine it is the potential of the structure which stands out. The essential ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity and tannins - are present in the right proportions. All that is needed is 5 to 10 years (or more) in the cellar to allow these components to harmonise. The result is an elegant wine of great power.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Bright redcurrant and cedar bouquet; medium-bodied with prominent, cleansing acidity and tightly wound fruit; dry and savoury finish. Drink to 2014. Rating 90 -James Halliday, Australian Wine companion Edition 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense dark brick red hues.
Fine grained stylish cabernet with elegant fruit flavours. Long and finely balanced palate with firm dry tannins.
Grilled quail, roast lamb or rare beef.
The wine has great long term potential and 5-10 years (or more) in the cellar to allow this wine’s components to harmonise.
A single vineyard wine from our own Sevenhill Vineyard. Fermented mostly in small open tanks with hand plunging with a significant portion given extended
maceration on skins for 40 days. Aged in small French oak barrels for 24 months then bottled without filtration.