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Mitchelton Print Shiraz

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Mitchelton Print Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A fine-grained and mineral shiraz for the long term. It's spicy and peppery, but rather clsoed and introvetrted, with deep, meaty aromas of dark berries and plums knit with fresh cedary oak. Underpinned by firm, pliant tannins, it's richly flavoured but holds back its intense core of black and blue fruit, revealing profoundly mineral and peppery undertones. Long, tight and savoury, it should gradually unfold over the next decade and a half.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep purple-crimson; a complex and rich wine with blackberry, licorice and spice on the bouquet flowing onto the medium- to full-bodied palate, with excellent texture and structure thanks to ripe tannins and judicious use of new oak.
2030
Australian Wine Companion 2012
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has retained good hue; the bouquet is fragrant and complex, with spicy nuances to the black fruits; the medium-bodied palate opens with refined blackberry fruit and closes with firm, savoury tannins; time in front of it for those tannins to soften a little.
2030
Australian Wine Companion 2012
95
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A well-mannered, reductive and gamey central Victorian shiraz with plenty of polish and complexity. Its meaty, musky bouquet of dark berries, plums, fine-grained oak, licorice and charcuterie meats precedes a smooth, generous and fine-grained palate of pleasing length. Underpinned by fine, dusty tannins, its ripe and minty presence of blackcurrants, raspberries and blackberries its sweetly oaked, finishing with a lingering core of intense fruit and fresh acids.
2018-2026
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
As ever, a full-bodied wine with strong varietal focus and expression through its black fruits and subliminal spice; has very good length and texture; seriously stained
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Smooth, firm and concentrated, this long and spicy shiraz marries blackberries, blueberries, plums and cassis with creamy, chocolate-like oak and a drying, loose-knit extract. It reveals a confiture-like quality, with underlying nuances of cloves, cinnamon, eucalypt and menthol, finishing complex and savoury with a lingering core of slightly jammy fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
93
Campbell Mattinson (2004 Vintage) says
The oak regime for this wine is now far more sensible than it once was - for a good while it was hard to see the fruits for the trees. It is a more impressive wine now, and will age better. 2004 RELEASE Much like the 2003 but for greater generosity through the mid-palate. This is a really good wine. Balance! Deep blackberry and plum-like flavour. Long fruit-driven length. Appropriate levels of chocolaty oak and regional influences of eucalypt and cloves. Congrats to the team. DRINK 2011-2018.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Cascades of opulent and rich spicy blood plum fruit; fine tannins on a long finish; is not the least bit heavy.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Deep red-purple; a powerful wine, the black fruits with considerable texture and structure, supported by savoury tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
The best wine yet under this label has a deep, heady and musky perfume that unfolds layers of black and red fruits, exotic spices and smoky vanilla oak. Full to medium in weight, it's velvet-smooth but powerfully flavoured, revealing a lightly minty expression of fruitcake-like spicy dark plums, berries and plain chocolate that steadily builds and persists along the palate. There's some warmth and spirity undertones, and a sumptuous, deeply structured presence of well-ripened fruit, oak and finely integrated tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
95
Rob Geddes MW (2002 Vintage) says
An intense expression of the central Victorian style with spice, game and gumleaf edges competing for your attention. Textural wines, the mouth-filling soft tannins are a caress rather than a tug.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
93
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Rich, ripe and minty central Victorian shiraz with grip and grunt. Its spicy, white pepper fragrance of cassis, plums and mulberries is backed by creamy, meaty oak, while its robust and generous palate offers a rich, sweet core of dark fruit. Tightly integrated with linear, rod-like tannins and lightly smoky cedary oak, it's balanced and stable, with a plush, smooth middle.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Excellent clearly profiled red and black fruits; silky tannins and quality oak perfectly integrated and balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
A supple, medium-bodied palate of blackberry and black cherry; deft oak handling, and lovely fine tannins. Very stylish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the rich, full and ripe bouquet has cascades of sweet leather, briary, liquorice fruit; the palate, likewise, has real presence and power, the impact building progressively through the palate, with mulberry and chocolate flavours, closing with fine tannins
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
94
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium to full purple-red; a complex, rich bouquet with liquorice and dark plum/cherry fruit marries well with sweet oak. A wine which starts well and gets even better on the palate, with abundant liquorice and black cherry fruit, well-balanced and integrated oak, and finishing with good tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
94

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