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2005 Mitolo Reiver Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2010-2011)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw Cap

Opaque black crimson colour with black crimson hue. Top note of spice, followed by liquorice allsorts with a violet end note. On the palate flavours of blackberry and vanilla emerge. Fine grained tannins. Layers of dark chocolate and spice on the back palate. Long aftertaste of blackberry, spice and vanilla.
Cellar 3-4 years (2010-2011)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other Reviews…
The 2005 Shiraz Reiver, made from 60-year-old Shiraz vines in the Greenock area of the Barossa, was aged 18 months in lightly toasted French oak. Its inky/blue/purple hue is followed by a lovely perfume of flowers, blackberries, espresso, and licorice. Aged completely in 300 liter hogsheads, it offers stunning richness and length, and should drink well for 10-12 years.
94 points
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate