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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Enthusiast
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 94590
Lifted peppery spice leads into an herbaceous mix of blackberries, currants and cloves. The partial Amarone method produces hints of licorice, tar and leather while remaining fresh and vibrant.
The youthful tannin structure will evolve over the next few years to become soft, supple and smooth.
The 2007 Jester Shiraz is dark ruby/purple-colored with an alluring perfume of mineral, earth notes, blueberry, black cherry, and blackberry. Smooth-textured, ripe, and intensely flavored, the wine conceals enough structure to evolve for 4-6 years. The finish is lengthy and pure. I was also shown the 2002 Jester Shiraz and, I know this will be hard to believe, at age six it tastes like a small-scaled version of Guigal’s La Landonne.
Bright ruby. Dark berry and cherry compote on the nose, with black pepper and clove adding nuance. Palate-numbing, peppery red and dark berry flavors are nicely focused, showing no rough edges and light tannic grip. Combines the peppery tang of an Old World syrah with the sweetness of South Australian shiraz-a tasty marriage in my book. Finishes with very good cut and length. This is delicious.
Impressively textured for such an inexpensive Shiraz, Mitolo’s 2007 Jester is a concentrated, slightly smoky, black-olive laced wine. Briny, smoky, savory notes would pair well with herbed leg of lamb. Drink now–2015.