Mitolo The Jester Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 91975
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep purple color. The nose shows concentrated blackberry, plum and chocolate aromas with a subtle touch of French oak. The palate displays masses of rich black fruits and dark chocolate that combine with the sweet velvety tannins. Ripe and full bodied this well rounded wine has good structure, intensity and concentration of fruit which lead into a long generous finish.

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The Happy Wino - Paso Robles, CA (read all my reviews)

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(9/27/2010)
I bought this based on a recommendation by a friend and the great review on the 2005 version. Maybe I just got a bad bottle (but it's a screw-cap so you can't blame the cork!) or they're under new management now, but I thought the 2004 was awful. It mellowed a little after leaving it a couple of days and became more drinkable but I would never buy it again. I could find no hint of fruit in either the bouquet or the taste though the color is a satisfying deep purple. The winemaker's notes appear to be referring to a different wine...
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Learn About Mitolo Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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