At the Help: 2014 Mitolo

 

There are wines that never cease to amaze with its texture, aroma, and flavour. While there is this debate - taste is relative, and we are all different. One cannot deny that if there is a craftsmanship so fine, everything that is said or will be commented about the wines end with high praises.

 

For the nth time (this may be an exaggeration, but a wonderful one that is), Mitolo wines have garnered standing ovation remarks for their 2014 vintages. A feat that is possible only through years of dedication to quality wines.

 

Without further ado, here are some of the tasting noted of their top-notch 2014 with inclusion of two 2013 wines:

 

2014 Jester Shiraz

  • Gold Medal - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2016
  • Top 100 Wines – Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2016
  • Silver Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2016 | With team leader Andrea Briccarello nding ‘savoury, fruity style with plenty of blackberry and blueberry notes’, Andre Luis Martins of The Cavalry and Guards Club also noted ‘intense baked fruit, cassis, spice and earthy body’.
  • 93 points | “The fruit is solid, the presentation is polished, the tannin is set just right. This is nicely done. It tastes of plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and smoked cedar wood, and it has both ripeness and balance down pat” (James Halliday Aust. Wine Companion 2017, James Halliday, August 2016)
  • This Shiraz from Australia’s McLaren Vale delivers plush, ripe fruit from start to finish, but it’s anything but a fruit-bomb. There’s structure and complexity here, together with the well calibrated, clean acidity and easy-going tannins. It’s a natural for grilled red meats.” (Ottawacitizen.com, Rod Phillips, December 2015)

 

2014 Jester Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Silver Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2016 | Spicy, peppery, vegetal and herbaceous,’ began Zuzanna Rogowska of M Restaurants, with team leader Sam Caporn MW finding plenty of ‘black cherry notes with morello cherry on the finish, and nice structure.”
  • 90 points | “It’s the kind of wine it pays to be on good terms with. It has everything tucked in a sure, sound place: fruit, tannin, acid and texture, all strung along a logical line.(James Halliday Aust. Wine Companion 2017, James Halliday, August 2016)
  • 90 points | “Vibrant and juicy, displaying good tension between the vivid red berries and currant flavours and accents of herb, cedar and cassis. Firm on the finish, with polished tannins. Drink now through 2020.(The Wine Enthusiast, Josh Raynolds, July 2016)

 

2014 7th Son Grenache Shiraz Sagrantino

  • Silver Medal – Melbourne International Wine Competition, July 2016
  • 96 points | No one will go breaking the heart of cherry-plum flavour, the flash of herbs, the whispers of smoky oak here; tannin simply won’t allow it. There are big ropes of stuff wrapped firm around the hull of the fruit… It’s quite monumental” (James Halliday Aust. Wine Companion 2017, James Halliday, August 2016)
  • 93 points | Vibrant and juicy, displaying good tension between the vivid red berries and currant flavours and accents of herb, cedar and cassis. Firm on the finish, with polished tannins. Drink now through 2020.” (Winefront.com, Campbell Mattinson, April 2016)

 

2013 G.A.M. Shiraz

  • Silver Medal – Melbourne International Wine Competition, July 2016
  • Wine of the week | The 2013 red wines from Frank Mitolo and his McLaren Vale team are right in the zone; offering splendid drinking on release and reflecting the excellent vintage. This is a wine of impressive balance with everything in place as the 40+-year-old vines get to show their quality. There is 70% new oak in the mix but it doesn’t intrude on the dark fruit and lifted herb notes. The amalgam of sweet fruit and savoury notes creates a wine that is truly memorable - a worthy tribute to Mitolo’s three children; Gemma, Alexander and Marco, after whom the wine is named. Unfined and unfiltered, this offers superb drinking.” (Winsor Dobbin, February 2016)

 

2013 Savitar Shiraz

  • 97 Points |” The nose is seductive, drawing the drinker into a world of sensuality (taste wise, that is). On entry, the flavours straightaway go downwards to dark, soft, velvet depths. All along the journey it gives, and as the journey can take as long as the drinker wants, it’s gorgeous. 97 points and worth its $80.” (The Key Reports, Tony Keys, April 2016)

 

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