Mitchelton Estate Shiraz
Deep magenta with purple hues, the Mitchelton Shiraz displays intense aromas of red and black fruits and lifted pepper spice. Ripe mulberry, dark cherry and black plum flavours fill a bright and elegant palate. A blanket of fine and ripe grape tannins support these fruit flavours and are complimented by beautiful French oak influence, ensuring the wine will continue to improve with further maturation.
AWARDS: 91 points, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
The rich history of Mitchelton stretches back to 1836, when explorer Major Thomas Mitchell came across land during a 900-kilometer journey from Sydney to Melbourne. Over a century later in 1969, the entrepreneurial Ross Shelmerdine planted his first crop of vines there, naming his new winery after the historic figure. The bottles which were produced, with a focus on Riesling and Shiraz, were soon enjoyed by wine lovers around Australia and were also highly awarded on the world stage. In 1991, Mitchelton won both the Jimmy Watson Trophy for best dry one year old red (the 1990 Print Shiraz) as well as Vineyard of the Year.