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Savitar Shiraz - 2020

96 Points
Bold and brooding, the wine shows dark fruit richness, cedary oak, warm spice and rich floral aromas on the nose. The concentrated palate delivers outstanding weight and depth, superbly framed by layers of chalky tannins, finishing impressively long and robust. Wonderfully flavoursome and complex with a prolonged, sturdy finish. At its best: now to 2040.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2024

95 Points
Another superb McLaren Vale Shiraz from the Mitolo team, the name here refers to a mythical dragon, which, as does the wine, offer “power, polish and an elegantly long tail”. Twenty months in oak hogsheads, 95% of which were French with 85% of those new, 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. The intensity is maintained here, for the full journey. Very fine tannins. A superb Shiraz which will provide pleasure for the next ten to fifteen years.
Ken Gargett, Winepilot, March 2024

92 Points
Fine aromas of mace, clove, anise, mint and biltong. Northern Rhone of feel, until the drying oak tannins at the finish. A carapace of spicy grape tannins compresses blue fruits into a foil of savouriness. A compact latticework that bodes well for mid-term aging. A rich, albeit, savoury wine of restraint and impressive length. 
Ned Goodwin MW,, August 2023

92 Points
This luscious 2020 McLaren Vale Shiraz is an earlier drinking vintage of Savitar which offers up rich and dense aromas of plush blackberry and chocolate against a backdrop of of warm granite tones. There is an attractive overall balance with smoked meat and earthy coal fire complexity well supported by supple tannins right through to a lengthy and open-knit finish. Mitolo fans will not be disappointed.
Angus Hughson, Winepilot, February 2024


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