We have only very recently released the 2013 vintage of our Jester Shiraz and Jester Cabernet Sauvignon and I couldn't be happier with the reviews that are steadily flowing in. Our Jester reds are such an important part of the Mitolo story, and are wines that are close to my heart, having stemmed from the very first wine that I made, the 'Purple Jester', with a group of close wine enthusiast friends before I met up and coming winemaker Ben Glaetzer in 1999. Sixteen years on I am very proud of my 'Jesters' and the accolades that have been awarded to them, so here's cheers to many more!

Frank Mitolo.

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x 6 Jester Shiraz 2013 RRP $25.00 

4.5/5 Stars - Winestate Magazine, July 2015

Creamy raspberry fruit nose with hints of chocolate and mint. Palate has according to one judge, "lovely cuddly McLaren Vale varietal texture and drinkability".

x 6 Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 RRP $25.00

94 Points - Tony Love's Top 100 Wines, July 2015 

Taking an Italian winemaking tradition and rebooting it here in an Australian environment, a fifth of the fruit has been partially air-dried before crushing, which aids in this cabernet’s concentration and flavour without any driedfruit characters but highlighting an anise note and lovely richness in the palate. With all this intensity, it’s surprisingly pliable and open with easy, soft tannins to finish. Distinctive.

100 Best Australian Wines 2015/16 - Matthew Jukes, May 2015

It must be the addition of 20% Amarone fruit in this wine which makes it so hypnotic. The oak is old and it only sees barrels for nine months, so this isn’t really affecting the flavour. The vintage is great and Frank Mitolo is a known perfectionist so this certainly helps, but at only fourteen squids this wine has so much to offer its staggering, so the trick must surely be the epic Amarone-d Cab! Six weeks spent drying out on racks concentrated the cassis flavours to such a hedonistic degree that is transforms this wine from a jolly nice flagon into a rip-roaring thundercat! Jester Shiraz and Cabernet seem to take it in turns in my 100 Best and it seemingly doesn’t matter which cuvée gets the nod each year because the public laps it up. I take my hat (the one with bells on) off to the Jester.

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