MITOLO JESTER SHIRAZ 2008

Our guests Jim and Katherine brought this wine over for dinner and it made a brief appearance in our glasses 🙂 The wine is dark in color with a mild nose to it. On the mid pallet the wine is a soft fruit forward Shiraz more reminiscent of a french style Syrah than a Shiraz. For an Aussie Shiraz this is a smooth wine. Some nice cherries on the mid pallet. Reminded me a bit of a cab. On the finish the wine is on the lighter side of medium with next to no trademark Aussie pepper. This is a lovely food friendly wine. We paired it with a Roast Pork masterfully prepared by chef Lorraine and it went quite well. Before we knew it the bottle was gone. I would give this a 90 or so. Thanks Jim and Katherine, a lovely addition to dinner. Oh and did I mention molten chocolate cake for dessert? Yum …

From the LCBO web site:
MITOLO JESTER SHIRAZ (V) VINTAGES 659607 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 21.95
Wine, Red Wine 15.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D

Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Mitolo Wines Pty Ltd.

Release Date: Oct 10, 2009

Description
Mitolo continues to garner international accolades under the talented hands of winemaker Ben Glaetzer and owner Frank Mitolo. Every vintage from 2001 through 2007 has received a score of 90 or above from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. This full-bodied, juicy Shiraz delivers upfront and approachable aromas of chocolate-covered dark cherries, anise, allspice, coffee and hints of oak. Enjoy it with your best prime rib or grilled rare tuna steaks.

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