2008 Mitolo Serpico Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from Australia
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Winery notes "Serpico" was a famous New York police officer who wasn'y afraid to "work against the grain". With Serpico, Mitolo aims to step outside its peers and redefine the...
- 94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 94 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
- 90+ Cellar Tracker
94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2008 Serpico was made in the Amarone method from grapes picked at around 12.5% and semi-dried slowly, finishing at around 15% alcohol. In 2008 it managed to side-skirt the heat as it was picked early. It was matured for 9 months in 100% new barriques, 90% French. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it gives pronounced notes of creme de cassis, Christmas cake, plum pudding, anise, cassia and nutmeg. The rich, full-bodied flavors are very spicy on the palate, off-set by crisp acid and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing with persistent, somewhat savory flavors of mincemeat and marmite toast. Drink this one 2013 to 2022+. " Reviewed December, 2010
94 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
"Medium- to full red-purple; blackcurrant and dark chocolate aromas move into a very different setting on the palate, which is fine and juicy, giving no hint of its alcohol; instead the wine assumes a positively elegant posture. Once again, the work of a supremely talented winemaker." Reviewed Jan 25, 2011
90+ Cellar Tracker
Based on 13 notes and 12 scores from 12 users on Cellartracker.com as of 2/23/16. Average Score 90.5 points. Median score 91 points.
"Serpico" was a famous New York police officer who wasn'y afraid to "work against the grain". With Serpico, Mitolo aims to step outside its peers and redefine the accepted style of Cabernet making. Serpico is a 100% Cabernet made in the Amarone method to achieve intense aromas, concentrated viscous middle palate with soft and silky tannins.
In a short period of time Mitolo has become recognized as one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale. Mitolo is a family owned business, started by and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zealous passion that spares no effort to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of purity, elegance and power.
94 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
90+ - Cellar Tracker
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|