The Mitchell Wines Story
Jane and Andrew Mitchell established the winery in 1975 on the Mitchell family property in the western hills of the Clare Valley in South Australia. An old sandstone apple store was converted to serve as a rustic cellar door sales area. Continued growth has resulted in further development of the winery buildings and winemaking plant. Currently, some 500-700 tonnes of premium fruit is crushed and processed in a well equipped modern winery. The imposing two-storey century-old family home sits amid the vineyards, overlooking the winery. Stuart Pigott's Top 20 Dry RieslingsAndrew and Jane Mitchell's Watervale Rieslings are ideal for those who frequently find Australian dry Rieslings too one-sidedly acidic. In that context, these are wines for silk fetishists, but they still have great staying power in any context. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, 2014
Why's this wine for you?
This is a classic example of 'Old-School' Clare Caberent. From the Mitchell family's own homestead vineyard is exudes charm and a certain 'Bordeaux-esque' enchantment. Full and rich, pairing with heartier meat dishes, this is one goregous Cabernet that is drinking wonderfully now but would also be rewarded by a decade or so in the cellar...

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The Brief
Alcohol
13.0%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2013
Cellar to
2033
How's it taste?
It’s leafy and cedary with mulberry, black olive, and herbal notes. Impeccably structured, it has just the right balance of plush fruit richness and fine tannin; a magic combination of power and elegance.
The Who
Critic Reviews
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94 Points
Ned Goodwin - Halliday's Wine Companion
This represents exceptional value for money for those who like generous cabernet sauvignon with an arsenal of natural grape tannins guiding the flavours. Black currant, bay leaf, cherry and plum aromas are inflected with a slight smudge of Clare Valley mint and bitter chocolate, yet the wine is pointed, medium-bodied, detailed, vibrant and long. There is nothing overtly drying about this. The level of extraction-six weeks on skins before 2 years in barriques-is perfectly tuned to the style.
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94 Points
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
This is beautifully maturing and complex on the nose showing dark berry, smoked game, tobacco and cedar characters. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity combined with silky texture and wonderfully melded tannins, offering classic structure and a persistent delectable finish.
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93 Points
Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker
The not-yet-released 2013 Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon features lovely cassis aromas on the nose. It's medium to full-bodied, a bit richer than the 2012, but still silky in feel, with a dry, softly dusty finish that's redolent of black tea leaves.
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92 Points
Tony Love - Winepilot.com
From the Mitchell’s homestead vineyard, this is such an old-school claret style – and note the alcohol content at 13.5%. It exudes a fair amount of mint and bay leaf in its fragrant beginnings, while its fruit notes are a little restrained. The winemaking, with 40 days on skins and two years of barrel maturity have tightened this wine even further.It’s medium weight, savoury and dry, and clearly built for the long haul, somewhat “Bordeaux-like” in style, and suits the dinner table admirably where elements of the wine flourish away from the more sterile tasting bench.
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Expert Review
90 Points
Huon Hooke - The Real Review
Deepish red colour with a trace of purple, and a reserved bouquet of savoury, earthy, toasty oak and tapenade nuances. The wine is very firm and tightly tannic, the structure dominating the flavour at this time. It's a big-boned wine, firmly-structured and gripping, well-supplied with typical Clare Valley tannins. It still needs more time and will be long-lived.
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