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Mitolo Shiraz Reiver 2004

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The name 'Reiver' is taken from the border raiders of the Anglo-Scot borders. Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the border country was ravaged by lawless Reiver families in a vicious cycle of raid, reprisal and blood feud. Their allegiance was first to the family, the surname, and not the crown, whether English or Scottish. The grapes come from a single vineyard in Greenock in the northern part of the Barossa Valley which is situated at 550 metres above sea level and grown in a continental climate. The average age of the vines is around 60 years old and they receive very little irrigation. The soils are free draining loam over limestone.

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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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3.50 5
09/03/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Mitolo Shiraz Reiver

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Dark brooding ruby red, almost opaque in the glass. The texture is expansive andmdash; initially soft on the palate, the flavors keep building to a dense, full-throttle red. Chewy and bulky with black berries, mint, toasty oak and a long, satisfying finish. Solid as a tank.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Firm, with juicy blackberry, cherry and tar flavors on a tightly wound frame, finishing with refreshing acidity. Built for the long haul. Give it time to soften. Best from 2009 through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Dark brooding ruby red, almost opaque in the glass. The texture is expansive — initially soft on the palate, the flavors keep building to a dense, full-throttle red. Chewy and bulky with black berries, mint, toasty oak and a long, satisfying finish. Solid as a tank.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Aged 18 months in primarily French oak, the 2004 Shiraz G.A.M. is an exceptional example of a precise yet full-flavored, concentrated Shiraz. Its gorgeous perfume of blueberries, blackberries, camphor, licorice, and pain grille is followed by an inky/blue/purple-colored wine offering superb purity, full-bodied richness, and gorgeous depth as well as texture. This fabulous effort is another example of Ben Glaetzer’s brilliant talents. It should drink well for 15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Full-bodied and lush, this hedonistic Shiraz easily hides its elevated alcohol level (15%) behind layers of concentrated plummy fruit. Hints of coffee, herbs and spices impart complexity, so this isn’t a simple fruit bomb. Long and focused on the finish, with well-concealed structure that keeps the fruit from becoming jammy. Drink now–2015.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2006 Shiraz "G.A.M." (the initials of the Mitolo children) was aged in French and American oak, 60% new. Opaque purple in color, it has an aromatic array of roasted coffee, violets, lavender, pepper, Asian spices, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. In the mouth it is velvety-textured, deep, concentrated, opulent, and altogether hedonistic. It will evolve for 5-7 years and drink well through 2026.


External Review
03/29/2010

Shiraz 2004 - Mitolo Reiver: Shiraz 2004 - Rotwein von Mitolo ReiverProbieren Sie diesen Rotwein einmal und sie werden dahin schmelzen!Der Mitolo Reiver Shiraz 2004 zeigt ein lebhaftes Ziegelrot im Glas. Sein Bukett lässt zuerst ein Aroma von Fruchttarte erahnen, in Verbindung mit Luft duften delikate Noten von Kirsche, Toast, Gewürzen und Lakritz.Am Gaumen zeigt sich ein Wein mit einer hervorragenden Struktur und Finesse. Aromen von Blaubeeren, Kirschen, geröstete Kaffeebohnen und Lakritz begeistern und ganz dezent im Hintergrund spielt ein zartes Holzaroma. Die Tannine sind ausgesprochen elegant und fein und sehr gut in den vollen Körper eingebunden. Das Finale bildet ein überwältigend langer Abgang. Probieren Sie ihn einfach als Solist.Weingut: Mitolo WinesLand: AustralienRegion: McLaren ValeRebsorte: ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 15 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 JahreFassreife: 18 Monate in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°CAuszeichnungen: Mundus Vini Silber Rotwein > Australien > McLaren Vale


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The name 'Reiver' is taken from the border raiders of the Anglo-Scot borders. Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the border country was ravaged by lawless Reiver families in a vicious cycle of raid, reprisal and blood feud. Their allegiance was first to the family, the surname, and not the crown, whether English or Scottish. The grapes come from a single vineyard in Greenock in the northern part of the Barossa Valley which is situated at 550 metres above sea level and grown in a continental climate. The average age of the vines is around 60 years old and they receive very little irrigation. The soils are free draining loam over limestone.

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