Gam 2006

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Vintage - 2006 The Barossa valley experienced late opening rainfall after one of the driest autumns of the century. D...

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dry wood and berry scents tangy, almost lemony flavor with a dry raspberry finish Read more

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An amazing wine. Very fruit driven with aromas of black cherry with hints of smoked meats. Full-bodied, jammy, plush with supple, ripe tannins. Read more

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Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.50 5
09/14/2008

dry wood and berry scents tangy, almost lemony flavor with a dry raspberry finish


Snooth User: solidgecko
846011216
4.00 5
07/03/2011

<Aroma> Oak, Dark Berries <Taste> Very Rich, Thick, Smooth


Snooth User: kells277
103907172
5.00 5
02/25/2009

An amazing wine. Very fruit driven with aromas of black cherry with hints of smoked meats. Full-bodied, jammy, plush with supple, ripe tannins.


Snooth User: partial2shiraz
106129107
4.00 5
01/14/2009

So fragrant and complex. The longer it was open the smoother it became. YUM.


Snooth User: normfly
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3.50 5
12/30/2007

An excellent shiraz for a guy who hasn't gotten into shiraz simply because it tends to be so overblown. This bad boy is overblown, but it also balances a sense of earth/terroir. And it's BIG. I also think I've found another reason I'm not sold yet on shiraz - the ones I've had, including this excellent selection - are pretty one-dimensional. Like a Petite Sirah. Blockbuster yes. Depth? Not really. For those who love shiraz, this should be on your list .. Doubt I paid $60 for it at K&L Wines in San Francisco though! At least I hope not! I can buy Burgundy for that. The "Savitar" and Blue Eyed Boy are next on the list to try ...


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01/29/2009

Inky purple and fuchsia in the glass. Bold, rich ripe aromas of black cherries, blackberries, vanilla, blueberries, and a touch of mandarin orange over darker notes of earth, sweet tobacco and toasted oak. Powerful on the palate – very ripe and juicy... Mike Supple. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Mitolo Shiraz GAM 750ml


External Review
04/30/2010

Mitolo G.A.M. 2006 and all other premium wine from Mitolo available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from Australia and all over the world.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The dense ruby/purple-colored 2001 Shiraz Jester reveals copious quantities of rich cassis and blackberry fruit, a gentle touch of wood, sweet tannin, surprising elegance and finesse, and fine flavor authority as well as density. Drink this creamy-textured Shiraz over the next 7ndash;8 years. This new winery is a partnership of Ben Glaetzer and Frank Mitolo. According to the importer, no expense will be spared in producing these wines from this McLaren Vale Shiraz vineyard. One hundred percent new French oak is utilized. These are both imposing newcomers to Australiarsquo;s high quality wine sweepstakes.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Full-bodied and lush, this hedonistic Shiraz easily hides its elevated alcohol level (15%) behind layers of concentrated plummy fruit. Hints of coffee, herbs and spices impart complexity, so this isn't a simple fruit bomb. Long and focused on the finish, with well-concealed structure that keeps the fruit from becoming jammy. Drink now-2015.


External Review
02/25/2010

Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2006: lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Dekantier-Empfehlung, in Barriques gereiftJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: Mitolo WinesRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


External Review
09/29/2010

Bright purple. Seductive bouquet of smoky dark berries, candied cherry and sandalwood. Licorice and floral pastille notes emerge with air and carry onto the palate, adding complexity to the sweet cassis and blueberry flavors. Leaves dark berry, vanil... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Mitolo Shiraz GAM 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Impressively textured for such an inexpensive Shiraz, Mitolorsquo;s 2007 Jester is a concentrated, slightly smoky, black-olive laced wine. Briny, smoky, savory notes would pair well with herbed leg of lamb. Drink nowndash;2015.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Vintage - 2006 The Barossa valley experienced late opening rainfall after one of the driest autumns of the century. Despite this, winter rainfall was slightly above average, with relatively mild weather. Late December and early January saw a series of heatwaves, which slowed vegetative growth particularly on Shiraz. March then recorded precipitation approximately 50mm above average, however this did not slow ripening. Overall crops were lower than the previous vintage, with less colour and finer flavours. Vintage reports courtesy of the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia Winemaking The fruit was fermented for 10 days on skins at 18-23° in open fermenters. The wine was then cold pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation followed by natural malolactic fermentation before racking. The gross lees were left in contact with the wine and stirred in barrel, to enhance the typical Barossa earthy, truffle characters in the finished wine. Tasting Note Earth and spice, some dusty notes from the fine-grained French oak add futher interest and complexity. Briary fruit and blackcurrant notes also provide a freshness to the nose. The 06 Reiver shows more restraint than previous vintages and will take a few months to begin to blossom in bottle. Flavours of dark chocolate, Satsuma plums and crushed leaves mingle with supple tannin and refreshing acidity. Cellaring Will evolve nicely for 8-10 years.

Vintage - 2006 The Barossa valley experienced late opening rainfall after one of the driest autumns of the century. Despite this, winter rainfall was slightly above average, with relatively mild weather. Late December and early January saw a series of heatwaves, which slowed vegetative growth particularly on Shiraz. March then recorded precipitation approximately 50mm above average, however this did not slow ripening. Overall crops were lower than the previous vintage, with less colour and finer flavours. Vintage reports courtesy of the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia Winemaking The fruit was fermented for 10 days on skins at 18-23° in open fermenters. The wine was then cold pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation followed by natural malolactic fermentation before racking. The gross lees were left in contact with the wine and stirred in barrel, to enhance the typical Barossa earthy, truffle characters in the finished wine. Tasting Note Earth and spice, some dusty notes from the fine-grained French oak add futher interest and complexity. Briary fruit and blackcurrant notes also provide a freshness to the nose. The 06 Reiver shows more restraint than previous vintages and will take a few months to begin to blossom in bottle. Flavours of dark chocolate, Satsuma plums and crushed leaves mingle with supple tannin and refreshing acidity. Cellaring Will evolve nicely for 8-10 years.

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