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Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2005

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"Dazzling aromas of acacia flowers, blueberries, crushed rocks, graphite, licorice, and espresso roast emerge from this tightly knit but intense, fleshy, rich effort. Its multilayered palate, huge body, sweet tannin, and “monster” finish...96." WA 11/06.

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Mitolo Wines Pty Ltd:
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision; to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zeal... Read more
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision; to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zealous passion that spares no effort or investment to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of purity, elegance and power. Read less
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Member Reviews for Mitolo Savitar Shiraz

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Snooth User: Pedro Cidade
27882153
5.00 5
06/19/2010

I´m a Shiraz/Syrah lover. I´ve tasted this wine with a particular dish that says a lot to me: roasted lamb with baked potatoes. One and a half hour in the decanter and it still was changing and becoming more and more interesting. ripe dark fruits, chocolate, strong tannins, smoked notes, and all the hot taste of Australia´s Shiraz. Simply amazing!!!


Snooth User: winesmoker
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4.00 5
02/01/2013

This is a big Mitolo. Mitolo is generally big but this is a beast. Let it soften in a decanter for a few hours and nose it periodically to enjoy the aromas. Prepare to drink this slowly and it will reward you. Probably a little heavy on the alcohol but probably more suited for longer aging. Drinking in 2013 but I'd still leave it a few more years as it still has plenty of structure.


Snooth User: Cosie123
3050012
5.00 5
08/17/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Mitolo Savitar Shiraz

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bordering on perfection is the 2004 Shiraz Savitar. Made from 30- to 50-year-old vines, and aged 18 months in 100% new French hogsheads as well as smaller barriques, it boasts an opaque purple color, and an extraordinary nose of acacia flowers, blueberries, raspberries, and blacker fruits, melted licorice, and graphite. It possesses amazing intensity, great equilibrium, a fabulous, multi-layered mid-palate, and a blockbuster finish. This extraordinary Shiraz should prove to be one of the legends of southern Australia's great 2004 vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2005: lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Dekantier-Empfehlung, in Barriques gereiftJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: Mitolo WinesRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2003 Shiraz Savitar is a prodigious offering. Made from 30- to 50-year-old Shiraz vines in the Willunga district of McLaren Vale, it was aged 18 months in 100% new French barrels and small foudres. This elegant Shiraz boasts an opaque purple color along with sumptuous blueberry, blackberry, and cassis notes intermixed with touches of white flowers, licorice, camphor, and graphite. A compellingly textured, rich, super-endowed red, it combines power with finesse.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The saturated blue/purple-colored 2002 Shiraz Savitar offers gorgeous aromas of white flowers, liquid minerals, blackberries, blueberries, earth, and tree bark. Ripe and full-bodied, with great intensity, this prodigious effort will require 2-3 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018. Barrel samples of three 2002s revealed tremendous potential in what appears to be the finest efforts Mitolo has yet produced. There are 300-400 cases of each, and all three are scheduled to be bottled in October. Kudos to young importer (31 years old!) Ben Hammerschlag for unearthing these potential superstars.



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