How the team at Mitchell Wines can release a wine at 8 years of age for $30 and make money has me scratching my head. But take the business cap off and the consumer hat on and all signs say run to this - don't walk. Superb cool climate Cabernet from an ever-reliable producer.
Juicy Cabernet which seems like the hand of time is yet to do it's thing. Those on the hunt for 'birth year' wines without dropping a bomb will be smirking all the way.
Blackberries and blackcurrant, cassis and roasted capsicum get my attention early after throwing my snoz in the glass. A dab of fruit sweetness is still apparent. The energy of the fruit keeps me coming back eager to find a catch - but there is none. A fine pepper tiptoes through the mouth with the acidity keeping its head above water reassuringly for those keen to age.
To get a wine off the shelf with 8 years aging done for you at this price point - this is a no-brainer.
Drink now to 10 years+
Region: Clare Valley