49 Ratings
Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz

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(2003 Vintage) G.A.M. represents the first initial of each of the Mitolo children's first names - Gemma, Alex and Marco. 'Honor nostrorum liverorum pulchrorum' 'In honour of our lineage' The Shiraz grapes for G.A.M. are hand harvested at around 3 tons an acre from the Willunga district of McLaren Vale, South Australia. Opaque black/purple. The nose shows concentrated blackberry with hints of spice and chocolate. An elegant yet robust palate, showing the Mitolo style softness and richness. Well structured w...

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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) The Shiraz lineup begins with 2006 Shiraz ldquo;Jesterrdquo; which was aged for 12 months in French and American oak. Like the Cabernet, 20% dried grapes were included in the blend. Purple-colored, it offers up an expressive nose of cedar, spice box, smoke, pepper, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied and supple-textured, the wine has a forward personality with layers of spicy fruit and some elegance. It is for drinking over the next 10 years. It is an outstanding value.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage) "The 2006 Shiraz 'G.A.M.' (the initials of the Mitolo children) was aged in French and American oak, 60% new. Opaque purple in color, it has an aromatic array of roasted coffee, violets, lavender, pepper, Asian spices, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. In the mouth it is velvety-textured, deep, concentrated, opulent, and altogether hedonistic. It will evolve for 5-7 years and drink well through 2026."
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 143 on Oct-02
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 143 on Oct-02