Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2020


Another superb McLaren Vale Shiraz from the Mitolo team, the name here refers to a mythical dragon which, as does the wine, offers “power, polish and an elegantly long tail”. Twenty months in oak hogsheads, 95% of which were French with 85% of those new and the remaining 5% new American. Deep maroon hue, this is rich, powerful, and intense. Aromas of florals, chocolate, mocha, coffee beans, licorice, soy and beefstock. Good ripeness throughout, a seamless structure, fine acidity, good balance, and very good length. There are hints of graphite on the palate and its intensity is maintained for the full journey. Supported by very fine tannins, this is a superb Shiraz which will provide pleasure for the next ten to fifteen years.