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Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz

Wine Details

Vineyard

Mitolo

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Vintage - 2003 2003 produced limited quantities of incredibly flavoured and deep coloured fruit, with almost perfect ripening conditions from veraison through to harvest. Winemaking Grapes are harvested according to flavour profile with frequent trips to the vineyard before and during vintage to assess flavour development and maturation progress. Each parcel of fruit forG.A.M. is fermented on skins for 10 days followed by barrel fermentation. The wine is then aged in 70% New French oak & 30% read more...Vintage - 2003 2003 produced limited quantities of incredibly flavoured and deep coloured fruit, with almost perfect ripening conditions from veraison through to harvest. Winemaking Grapes are harvested according to flavour profile with frequent trips to the vineyard before and during vintage to assess flavour development and maturation progress. Each parcel of fruit forG.A.M. is fermented on skins for 10 days followed by barrel fermentation. The wine is then aged in 70% New French oak & 30% one & two year old French/American oak for 16 months Tasting Note Dark plum colour. Powerful, brooding nose of nutmeg, white-pepper, black cherry and licorice. Full bodied, hints of plum and pepper on the palate, multilayered supple, ripe tannin. Finishes with density and dark chocolate hints. (hide)

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    So so. Drank with Erin and Sam, 8/16/13 with fish and pesto pasta.

    almost 4 years
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    rcl

    Excellent!!! 93-94 points

    9 months
Expert Reviews
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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