New Release 2010
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.
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