Mitolo Savitar Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2009


93+ -Points The Wine Advocate
93 Points - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar


Intense garnet/plum. Dark, brooding plum and blackberry fruit with a decent lick of smoky, spicy oak

Rich and opulent, the palate is an attack on the senses, however it is also restrained by encompassing but silky tannins. There is layer upon layer of flavours from the dark and brooding blackberry fruit to the more subtle spicy, toasty oak.

Aged in 100% new medium to light toasted barriques which are 80% French oak (Alliers/Nevers) and 20% French coopered American oak for 18 months. A total of 16 coopers are used for the Mitolo oak regime.

Will age reliably for 15 years.


Each parcel of fruit for Savitar was fermented on skins for 15 days at 28-32°C to soften the skins and release the juice. A slightly longer period on skins ensures a tighter overall structure. The wine is then pressed, and undergoes partial barrel fermentation, followed by a natural malolactic fermentation, before racking.

Mitolo  Savitar Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2009
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