(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...
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