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Mitolo Savitar McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

McLaren Vale

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HK$298   each
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RRP HK$550 
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HK$288  in any 6+
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Like the mythical dragon after which it is named, Savitar is a wine of power, polish, and an elegantly long tail.

Elegant yet powerful, concentration and restraint working hand in hand. A polished palate with fine graphite texture. Awash with flavours of blueberry compote, blood plums, dark chocolate, fine sage-like savoury elements and Sichuan pepper. The precise and driven tannin line is almost steely, giving immense presence and intensity to the wine, incredible length, and a very finessed finish. 

Critic awards

This is breathtaking and flatteringly class, showing dark fruit richness on the nose with floral, cedar, clove and smoked nuances. It’s immensely concentrated offering outstanding depth and density with seamless mouthfeel and lavish texture, while remaining graceful and refined, finishing magnificently long and gratifying.
Sam Kim

— 95 points, Wine Orbit

Super-premium shiraz postcode 101: judicious extraction conferring tannic prowess; presumably some whole-berry work imparting floral/iodine lift and a joyous pulpy mid palate; barrel-ferment smoked-meat aromas and a skein of pepper, tapenade and clove-doused freshness. This is a bumptious warm-climate shiraz that nevertheless boasts the aromatic synergy and structural latticework of an expression from somewhere cooler. Very good.
Ned Goodwin

— 95 points, Halliday Wine Companion

More high-toned and red-fruited, the cherry-scented 2018 Savitar Shiraz also hints at vanilla, cedar and dried spices (from the oak) , plus some slightly darker berry notes. It’s full-bodied but tighter and more age-worthy than the GAM or Angela, with a taut, lingering finish.
Joe Czerwinski

— 95 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

This wine is made off the Lopresti vineyard, close to where the G.A.M. is sourced. It’s a rocky patch of the vineyard and creates particularly intense and dense shiraz. Black as night, powerful blackberry, mulberry, dark chocolate are cocoa aromas are well matched to ripe sweet new oak – oak fans will be happy although the balance is right. The palate is then luscious and full with a savoury kick over dark fruits – roasted meats, spice and sage emerge over dark berry and liquorice all-sorts flavours sitting on a bed of ripe tannins. It finishes long, muscular and strong suggesting this will also age well but would also be delicious right now with prime Wagyu Sirloin steak.
Angus Hughson

— 93 points, Wine Pilot

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