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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Mitolo The Jester Shiraz 2011
Mitolo The Jester Shiraz 2011
(search item no. 123985)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 89 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 Jester Shiraz is a bright crimson color. The nose is a true reflection of a cooler year in McLaren vale with cranberry, blueberry, a hint of cracked black pepper, and quality spicy oak. Medium to full bodied, again a reflection of a cooler year with bright flavors of red berries, subtle herbal character and an overall savory quality to the finish, perfect for food.
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About Mitolo:

In a short period of time Mitolo has become recognized as one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale. Mitolo is a family owned business, started by 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 in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the 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 to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of purity, elegance and power.

Italian family roots inspired Frank's early interest and enthusiasm for good food and great wine. With three earlier generations of his family working as agriculturists and entrepreneurs, it is not surprising that (while heading an international horticultural business), Frank found the energy and passion to pursue his dream of creating world-class wines. The business was established in 1999 and a year later the first Mitolo wine was launched. It was called G.A.M.; named after Frank’s three children and the next generation of Mitolo’s, Gemma, Alexander and Marco.

Acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer is a partner in the business and the combination of his winemaking skills and Frank’s vision have led Mitolo to international recognition and acclaim. What started out as a dream is becoming an exciting reality, and Mitolo Wines has only just begun on its journey.