The team at Mitchell’s like to think of this Cab, from their Sevenhill Vineyard, as an old fashioned, popular Claret style and there is something to that. Kudos to them for holding the wine back for a few years, as they do with others, before release and yet keeping prices so low. The wine sees extended maceration on skins for 40 days and is then aged in small French oak barrels for two years. It is bottled without filtration.
The wine offers a deep red colour with a slight brown on the rim. Beautifully aromatic, the nose offers a pleasing mix of strawberry, black cherry and blackcurrant notes with the latter proving the more dominant. Very well integrated oak with chocolate and fig hints. A mid-weight, rather elegant style which lets its flavours do the talking. Certainly not a brash, in-your-face red like so many we see. Attractive length with fine, slightly furry tannins. Quite delicious.