I think every red wine lover in Australia will fondly remember the almost iconic Mitchell gates on the silver/blue label of their first Peppertree Shiraz. It’s almost a rite of passage. No added acid. No fining. 12 months in new French oak puncheons. Bottled without filtration. Almost hipster wine….
Mitchell Wines, Peppertree Vineyard Shiraz, Clare Valley, 2013
Deep crimson in the glass with a heady sackful of spiced perfume: star anise, lavender, clove, cardamom with a savoury fresh leather, dark berry compote and dark chocolate. Refined palate which sings with those spices and drips with blackberries then dark cherry and finishes with exquisite dark chocolate The tannins are subtle and understated: ultimately fortifying. A fine, fine drink for many years ahead.
Wine sample courtesy of Mitchell Wines