I caught up with Johnno Harris at Game Of Rhones in Melbourne, June 2016. I’d tasted this and the other 2013 Reds, and said that I was getting around to posting my reviews “imminently.” Well, “imminently” has turned out to be 3 months later…Sorry Johnno.
Mitchell Harris, Shiraz, Pyrenees 2013
Very ripe and lifted. 25% Whole bunches. 2% Viognier really stands out, along with fresh and dried herbs. Anise, blueberry and a hint of drying soy/umami (vintage perhaps). White pepper, umami/tamari, black and blue fruits with fine drying, grainy tannins that leave an ashen note before the bright apricot stone fruit apology. Ultimately tasty, but potentially vintage constrained.
Wine sample courtesy of Mitchell Harris Wines