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Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review

Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $52.95

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Mitolo

Agent: Lifford Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 93/100

The Platonic ideal of cassis fleshed out by blackberry and dark spices and loads of toasty oak on this nose of this robust red wine. Full-bodied, smooth and balanced. Lots of layers and complexity yet also hedonistically rich and easy to drink. Try it with a juicy steak.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, beef empanadas, chicken cacciatore, venison burgers, hard cheese.

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This Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 was reviewed on April 26, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

An absolutely beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from Mclaren Vale in South Australia. The grapes for this wine were dried for several weeks prior to crushing/fermenting which adds a unique element of complexity to every aspect of this premium wine. If you're a fan of Italy's famous Amarone then I'd highly recommend you try this stunning Australian appassimento style wine. Intensely aromatic and flavorful, with layers of dried fruits, dark fruits, plum, and heart warming baking spices. This wine is showing wonderfully now and will only continue to evolve over the next decade. Tasted November 2014. 94 points. Matt Steeves - www.nataliemaclean.com
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Deep and dark, with lots of earthy overtones, plum, raisin, blueberry, and black cherry. Mouth-watering acidity that balances the richness. The raisin and black cherry come through at the front of the taste. The tannins are just below medium and are extremely well integrated. Mouth-feel could best be described as liqueur-ish. Too rich for silky, too bright for velvety, but great all the same.

I'm pairing this with barbecued beef tenderloin, blue cheese, and Caesar salad.

From the back label: One must have the courage to stand up for your beliefs and not conform to the masses. The fruit for this wine was air dried for up to 8 weeks before crushing. this is the "Amarone" style of winemaking (Appassimento) with grapes picked at 12.5% potential alcohol and dried slowly to achieve 15% alcohol in the finished wine. The 2009 vintages was matured in 100% new oak barrels of which 90% was French. - Community Wine Reviews

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