Stirling Fine Wine
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Mitolo Reiver Shiraz 2007

$49.99
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$39.99

SKU 04912

750ml

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The wine is made from Shiraz on free draining soils over limestone, from a high altitude site in Greenock. Sixty year old Shiraz vines have thrived here, unirrigated since planting. Handpicked at 1.5 tons per acre, the fruit is rich and has balanced concentration. 10 days fermentation on skins in individual 2 ton fermentation vessels is followed by careful crushing and partial destemming. Following partial barrel fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months in 100% Limousin medium to light toast barrels. The wine has an inky black/purple color and masses of blackberry and cassis on the nose with wisps of spice-laden French oak. Also a multi-layered palate of vanilla, nutmeg, ripe soft tannin and leather, and a full flavored finish with notes of licorice and espresso. A statement in Barossa elegance and approachability.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Mitolo
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Wine SpectatorPolished, generous and silky in texture, this well-mannered wine is nicely packed with red fruit¿accented plum and clove flavors that linger on the cream-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015.

Harvey Steiman, April 30, 2009