New Release 2009
We made our first vintage of this wine in 1976.
Mitchell Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Clare Valley wine. It shows strong 'berry' flavours on the nose, with overtones of dusty new French oak aromas. The palate is very full flavoured and the wine has a firm tannic finish. When seen as a young wine it is the potential of the structure which stands out. The essential ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity and tannins - are present in the right proportions. All that is needed is 5 to 10 years (or more) in the cellar to allow these components to harmonise. The result is an elegant wine of great power.
2009 Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 95 Point - Hot 100 Wines - Tony Love
How amazing. Here?s an eight-year-old cabernet at genuinely accessible rates, and made to last longer ? extended skin maceration, two years in oak, six in bottle all coming to fruition now with true cabernet aromas of black fruits and black olives also framing the flavour spectrum. At 13.4 per cent alc it?s agreeably medium-bodied with the tannins easing back into the shadows to allow the weave and mesh to trickle slowly and comfortably. Quite Special. FOOD: Finest Fillet steak ever.
2009 Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Qwine
I'm not sure what I like better here - the fruit purity or the fact it's a 2009 looking so youthful. Divine. Seriously. One whiff and you know you're on a winner. Barely a hair out of place, the welcome mat to pleasure country is rolled out.Charming medium bodied fruit has depth but it's not heavy enough to bowl you over. Delicate savoury appeal peels back patiently waiting its turn to shine. Tannins melt into the fruit as all elements deliver as one in unison. There's breath and width and seductive length. Incredible value for an eight year old wine. Walk over broken glass for this - exceptional value. Drinking superbly now but will cellar well beyond a decade in the right hands.
2007 Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Chris Shanahan
In a sea of soft, drink-now shiraz, high quality cabernet sauvignon stands out for its mouth-gripping tannins. Itīs not a wine to drink on its own, but with high protein food, preferably roasted or grilled beef or lamb. Protein tames the tannins, which purr across the palate, marrying with the juicy meat and wine flavours. Even after eight years, Mitchellīs elegant wine retains cabernetīs signature tannins, sufficiently tamed to enjoy with succulent red meat. Itīs a lean, taut, though flavoursome style far removed from the fleshier cabernets we see from, say, Langhorne Creek.
2005 Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright redcurrant and cedar bouquet; medium-;bodied with prominent, cleansing acidity and tightly wound fruit; dry and savoury finish.
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Youthful wine, with the cassis and blackcurrant of the bouquet and fore-palate still to mesh with the tannins; will likely be long lived. Screwcap.
****+ Rating 91 To 2024