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Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2012 Wine Review

Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2012

Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2012

South Australia, Australia

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 14

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Mitolo

Agent: Lifford Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Bacon and campfire smoke on the nose of this big Australian red wine from oak aging. It's made from the country's flagship red wine grape Shiraz. Richard Tarlan was a favourite among the jesters to the Queen Elizabeth I and was the first to achieve national celebrity status. This wine is named in his honour, but it's no joke. Pair with lamb cutlets.

Shiraz food pairings: lamb cutlets, hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese.

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This Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2012 was reviewed on February 9, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Smoke and meat on the nose. Full bodied, full flavour of dark fruit. Good finish of spice and tart fruit. Tasted Jan 31/16
Melanie rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Big, intense, full bodied Australian Shiraz. Aromas and flavours of chocolate, blackberry jam, mint and smoke. Signature white pepper noted on the finish. Excellent paired with strong flavoured hard cheese- think very old cheddar. Tasted Dec 2017
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of blackberries, India ink, vanilla and candied cherries, and baking spices. The taste is blackberry, vanilla, and raspberry. Quite smooth in the mouth with a medium-long cherry finish with a touch of spice.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Well, no surprises here! Big blackberry nose, creamy berry, cherry, vanilla palate. Pretty standard stuff, a sure-fire crowd pleaser!
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby, a little jammy on the nose with stewed fruit, dark cherry, vanillia and oak spice. Medium full bodied, sweet ripe blackberry and some dried herb, juicy acidity, soft tannins and a medium length finish.
Tasted January 2016
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Smoky blackfruit on the nose with plum, blackberry, chocolate and some tobacco on the palate. Pair with bacon cheese burger.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 75/100 with the following review:

A typical new world shiraz…
Presentation: Playful, easy to read label, nice
Appearance: Medium-dark ruby
Nose: Dirty socks, wet wood
Taste: Sour cherries, acidic, leather, tannic.
Finish: leather, sharp, tight.
Overall impression: Fruit forward with a back end of leather and wood.
Value: 2 out of 5

2 Members would buy this wine again

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