49 Ratings
Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz

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(2010 Vintage) Each parcel of fruit for G.A.M. was fermented on skins for 10 days at cool & warm temperatures. The cool temperature assists in making the finished wine more approachable and the warm temperature gives more structure. G.A.M. uses a blend of the two. The wine was then pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation before racking.

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    Ripe in flavor and jazzy in style, with boysenberry and gentle tarry flavors gliding smoothly over polished tannins and lingering on the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2012. Score - 90. (Harvey Steiman, www.winespectator.com, Web Only, 2009)

    over 5 years
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    Heavy body, tangy against the tongue, fruity aroma, dark berry flavour

    almost 7 years
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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