2016 Mitchell Harris Shiraz
$35.00 – $325.00
New release, December 2017…
The inclusion of 30% whole bunches, and wild yeast fermentation, bring added layers to the wine. 18 months maturation in French oak provides a fine savoury edge in harmony with the concentrated vibrant red and blue berry fruit notes from the vineyard.
Gold medal winner at the 2017 Western Victorian Wine Challenge and the 2017 Ballarat Wine Shows.
Some nice words on our 2016 Shiraz by Patrick Eckle
There is always an attentive hand when it comes to the wines of Mitchell Harris, in this case the inclusion of 30% whole bunches in the ferment and 15 months ageing in older oak has produced a wine with structure and elegance which is somewhat atypical to the vintage.
The wine gives an inky purple hue in the glass with blackberry and bracken lifted by blueberry; there is a dusting of white pepper and earth across the top and even some violets if you look really hard.
The tannin structure of this wine is something to admire, filling the mouth with black fruits that are finely filamented with a graphite and earthen edge. There length of the wine is impressive with a build of plum fruit and a return of white pepper and charcuterie notes for good measure.
A wine that will reward time: Optimal Drinking 2018 – 2034