Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2010, McLaren Vale, Australia – 15% abv
WSET Level 3 SAT
The wine is clear, deep purple, with slow-moving legs and tears showing extraction.
The clean wine has medium plus intensity developing aromas of black berry, cassis, licorice, black pepper, cedar, vanilla, earth, leather, raw red meat, toast, wood smoke, jaminess, treacle, and burnt butter.
The wine is dry with medium plus acidity, medium ripe tannins, medium plus warming alcohol, and is full- bodied. It has medium plus flavour intensity with characteristics of cassis, black cherry, black pepper, licorice, vanilla, cloves, mace, cooked berries, leather, wood smoke, and toast. The length is long on the clean, warming finish.
Quality: This is a very good wine due to the balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins. Length on the palate, intensity of flavours, and the typicity for this grape variety from McLaren Vale, Australia create an elegant wine.
Level of Readiness for drinking/ Potential for ageing:
Can drink now, but has potential for ageing.
September 10, 2013.