All of Mitolo family’s wines are solidly grounded in their Italian heritage and the Jester Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of this. While it offers up the ripe softness of the Australia’s McLaren Vale region, it has a twist. 20% of the grapes pressed for the Jester have been partially dried using the apassimento method. Notably, this is a method that is more likely to be seen in the Valpolicella region in the plush Amarone wines, than in Australia. The Cabernet is the only Jester red that is made using this method.
With this in mind, the Mitolo Jester has earned a reputation of being seriously rich. Irrefutably, the 2017 vintage certainly lives up to this. Its ripe aromas of mint, juicy blackcurrants and plum fruit is enriched with spicy nutmeg and vanilla. The tannins offers up the finely tuned balance where the juicy acid plumps out the bone dry palate. If you are after a full bodied, full throttle Cabernet, it is hard to go past this one.
Quickie review «A seriously rich Cabernet with plump cassis and cherry fruit, thyme that has a bold generosity to the core.»
Country of Origin: McLaren Vale, Australia
Tasting Date: January 2020
Price: AU$25 | US$19 | UK£18
Drink: now – 5 yrs
Needs food: no
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