Mitchells McNichol Shiraz 2009, Clare Valley | Gusto Wines

Mitchells McNichol Shiraz 2009, Clare Valley

2009 — Clare Valley, Australia
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Very dark red, almost black at the centre, garnet at the rim. Fragrant complex nose, with dark fruits (black cherries, blackberries and dark plums), dark chocolate and smoky/cedary oak; integrated and complete. Core of firm palate, dark fruit flavours supported by integrated oak and fine tannins. Medium to full-bodied, with a long dry finish that carries its 14.5% alcohol with ease.

Now entering its optimum drinking period, this wine is elegant and classy. The primary fruit flavours of youth have given way to the more complex aromas and tastes of maturity. You can drink it now or allow it to develop further for up to five years at least.

“A great rendition of the traditional Australian dry red that is more regional than varietal but carries with it great fruit power and structure. It is bright deep ruby and is aging at a snail’s pace with youthful and fleshy dark cherry, kirsch and blackberry jam fruits with oak in the background. There is also some baked stone Clare Valley character thrown in. This all leads to a dry and full-bodied palate with a core of dark berry fruits underpinned by some serious tannins that are chewy and balanced providing tremendous backbone and supporting a long finish. It is a big red no doubt from a big vintage but also carries with it superb balance and underlying complexity. There is also a Bordeaux like balance and feel here the bodes well for a long future ahead. Drink 2020 – 2035”

95/100 points Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

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Full Details

  • ABV 14%
  • Closure Screw Cap
  • Grape Shiraz
  • Region Clare Valley
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Vintage 2009
  • In Cellar Yes

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