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Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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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.

Matt Steeves 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

Natalie's Review

Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: 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. Drink: 2013-2019. 746825 14.50% D 750 mL  $52.95 Score: 93/100. April 26, 2014 Top Rated Red Wine. Gorgeous Gift Wine  Full Review




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