There is a changing of the guard at Mitchell Wines with a new generation running things and a new brand – Kinsfolk by Mitchell Wines – which says so much more about the move than any official announcement.
Kinsfolk represents the Mitchell family, past and present.
The 2015 shiraz is very much about the present, an interpretation of the Clare Valley’s great red grape by the three Mitchell children, Angus, Edwina and Hilary.
Sourced from the “Skilly” hills, it’s a youthful five-year-old still running fresh and vibrant, all but oblivious to time.
So much to take in with a blackberry, briar, high spice intensity first up.
The regional trademark, eucalyptus, can be found meshed between savoury, sweet fruit.
Sturdy with a core of lively bitter chocolate, red licorice, dark berries and toasty vanilla oak in full harmony.
Still tight and focused, it’s settling in for the long haul.
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