'Jester' Shiraz 2009
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Region: McLaren Vale
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision. Acclaimed winemaker, Ben Glaetzer is a partner in the business and the combination of his winemaking skills and Frank's initiative, ambition and shrewd business sense is leading Mitolo Wines to listings on the finest shelves and in some of the best restaurants, bars and hotels across more than 20 countries.The name of the Shiraz "Jester" celebrates the era where boredom was alleviated through humour and the banal through intellect. The wine reflects this with a dense purple colour and an almost black appearance. Dark chocolate, anise and allspice dominate the nose, supported by hints of French oak, cherries and coffee. It has been oaked for 9 month in 2-4 year old French oak with provides the smooth, powerful palate and a subtle long finish. Drink now or cellar for 6 - 8 years.