Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2008, Mclaren Vale

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$47.45 (659581)

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June 09, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

My first note on the Savitar, the ’08 possesses great length, intensity, and unusual elegance for such a rich wine....

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This McLaren Vale shiraz is a pleasure to taste among a slew of generic Aussie shiraz currently on offer. The depth...

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Community Reviews (1)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine is 100% Shiraz, aged in 100% new medium to light toasted 80% French oak and 20% French coopered American oak for 17 months and alcohol is listed as 14.5% on the label but is advertised at 15% on the winery website.
Pouring a deep purple, this wines aromatics opened up with a bouquet of wild berries, blackcurrants, stewed plums, raisins, eucalyptus, incense, toasty and vanilla notes. On the mouthfeel, full bodied with a rich texture of layered dark fruit and spices, low acidity and velvet tannins. This Shiraz finish is robust with chocolate covered blueberries and vanilla spices flavours with slightly burning alcohol that leaves a lasting impression. I love both the superb aromatics and the rich mouthfeel but I would have to think that the alcohol is indeed at 15%, leaving you with a hot finish. This is a big imposing Shiraz, tailor made for steaks on the barbie. I would have enjoyed a little more elegance at this price, but still enjoyable.

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