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Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. McLaren Vale
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Mitolo

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

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.

    over 2 years
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    rcl

    Excellent!!! 93-94 points

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    Aged 18 months in primarily French oak, the 2004 Shiraz G.A.M. is an exceptional example of a precise yet full-flavored, concentrated Shiraz. Its gorgeous perfume of blueberries, blackberries, camphor, licorice, and pain grille is followed by an inky/blue/purple-colored wine offering superb purity, full-bodied richness, and gorgeous depth as well as texture. This fabulous effort is another example of Ben Glaetzer's brilliant talents. It should drink well for 15 years.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast