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2009 Mitolo Shiraz Savitar
- > South Australia
- > Fleurieu
- > McLaren Vale
Community Tasting Notes 4
June 23, 2014 - well this smells amazing. and the initial taste follows suit with a juicy mouthfeel filled with pepper and cinnamon. a bit surprised by the very gripping tannins on the finish!
June 23, 2014 - Compared to the GAM this has more red fruits, less licorice, more lighter tonned if you will, and more cinnamon as well, as if (almost) its got some Grenache in it. But there is not Grenache in it. A beautiful perfume. And that is why they started seperating out the Savitar. A much more defined floral and pepper character, specifically white pepper (I am being told and agree with). Another taster notes a "beautiful blueberry lift, less of the black olive tapenade of the GAM". A bit more Chinese spice as well.
April 5, 2014 - about an hour of air, about right,
The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry. It tastes like blackberry. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.
June 20, 2012 - GT wine magazine - top tasting - mcLaren Vale Reds (Oak Barrel, Elizabeth Street, Sydney): Purple. Medium plus intensity aromas of black and green peppercorn, meaty, black fruit over cream and oak. In the mouth the savoury black fruit and black pepper. The high tannin is intrusive, thick, chewy and, on the medium finish, dominant. Meh
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- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Mitolo
- Varietal Shiraz
- Designation Savitar
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Australia
- Region South Australia
- SubRegion Fleurieu
- Appellation McLaren Vale
- Pending Delivery 48 (37%)
- In Cellars 64 (49%)
- Consumed 19 (15%)