Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2006

$39.99

SKU 58

750ml

Share
wa
95
ws
88
Keeping well within the tradition of the GAM style the nose displays masses of ripe plums, spicy aromatic herbs and lifted freshness. The palate is slightly tighter than the previous vintages, reflective of the slow and evening growing season.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation McLaren Vale
Brand Mitolo
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 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. Mitolo, which began operations in 1999, is a partnership of the Mitolo family and winemaker Ben Glaetzer. The focus is on McLaren Vale fruit from Willunga, the most southern part of the district. All of the wines below are from the 2006 vintage which Glaetzer characterizes as "?a mild growing season with no problems. It ranks with 2002 as my favorite vintage". issue #173 Drink 2012 - 2026

Jay Miller, October 2007
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorRipe and round, with a smoky, slightly burnt edge to the red berry and roasted red pepper flavors, lingering softly. Drink now through 2014. 3,000 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, February 29, 2008