Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Mitchell Wines McNicol Shiraz 2007


Named after Andrew Mitchell's father Peter McNicol Mitchell, this label is a tribute to a man who arrived in the Clare Valley in 1949 to grow grapes - the same year as Andrew's birth mind you. Deliberately held back for release, this wine is superb drinking and very reasonably priced considering the age under its belt.

Cedary oak saunters through straight up. There's a fractional amount of fruit sweetness in the aromas too. The fruit is dark and dense yet soft and layered. Dark chocolate sits behind dark plums and black fruits. Brick dust like tannins plant themselves on the mid-palate as the fruit washes to a long and seductive finish. There's a beguiling freshness for its ten years of age. A finely crafted wine of sleek pleasure.

Drink now and for another eight years.

95/100

Region: Clare Valley
RRP: $45
Source: Sample
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