A dense ruby/purple colour. It possesses layers of dried spice, coffee, blackcurrant and the wine displays fullness, ...Read more...
Superb and smooth berry-filled intense wine with a memorable nose and silky finish that flirted with my palette from the very first sip! Brilliant!... Read more
Dark Red in colour, full bodied, sharp, peppery, spices, big wine, lots of finesse, long finish. (TS Lee's Cellar) Read more
Food Pairings for Mitolo Shiraz Gam
Superb and smooth berry-filled intense wine with a memorable nose and silky finish that flirted with my palette from the very first sip! Brilliant! Thanks Mo;)
Dark Red in colour, full bodied, sharp, peppery, spices, big wine, lots of finesse, long finish. (TS Lee's Cellar)
External Reviews for Mitolo Shiraz Gam
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 Glaetzerrsquo;s brilliant talents. It should drink well for 15 years.
The spectacular, dense ruby/purple-colored 2003 Shiraz G. A. M. (named after the Mitolo familyrsquo;s three children) exhibits aromas of lead pencil shavings, blackberries, blueberries, cassis, licorice, new oak, and scorched earth. This complex 2003 comes across as a hypothetical blend of a great La Mission-Haut-Brion from Bordeaux and a Rhone Valley Hermitage such as Chapoutierrsquo;s Pavillon. Everything is seamlessly integrated into this tour de force in winemaking. It should age for 10ndash;15+ years.
The formidable 2001 Shiraz G.A.M. exhibits a saturated purple color in addition to classic aromas of French oak intermixed with blackberry liqueur, pepper, and spice. Full-bodied, rich, and intense with admirable balance, elegance, and overall harmony, this French-styled, complex, nuanced Shiraz will drink well for 12ndash;15 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.
Fashioned from a McLaren Vale vineyard, the 2005 Shiraz G.A.M. (named after the Mitolo children mdash; Gemma, Alexander, and Marco) is a deep ruby/purple-hued effort displaying beautiful blackberry, white pepper, licorice, and toasty oak notes. Rich, full-bodied, and intense, with blueberry and blackberry flavors, sweet tannin, and excellent purity, it is a tour de force in winemaking. Enjoy it over the next decade.
Produced from 26-year old vines and aged in French oak (80% new), the 2002 Shiraz G.A.M. reveals tremendous fruit purity, but it does not yet reveal secondary nuances. The inky blue/purple color is accompanied by aromas of ink, camphor, graphite, blackberries, and blueberries. While it possesses tremendous purity as well as an enormous full-bodied texture, it is neither heavy nor overbearing. This stunning Shiraz may be even better than the 2002 Savitar. Time will tell. Barrel samples of three 2002s revealed tremendous potential in what appears to be the finest efforts Mitolo has yet produced. There are 300ndash;400 cases of each, and all three are scheduled to be bottled in October. Kudos to young importer (31 years old!) Ben Hammerschlag for unearthing these potential superstars.
Fashioned from a McLaren Vale vineyard, the 2005 Shiraz G.A.M. (named after the Mitolo children - Gemma, Alexander, and Marco) is a deep ruby/purple-hued effort displaying beautiful blackberry, white pepper, licorice, and toasty oak notes. Rich,... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Mitolo Shiraz GAM 375ml
Winemaker Ben Glaetzer has crafted yet another excellent wine for the Mitolo family, and even though the Reiver Shiraz seems a touch better this vintage, the G.A.M. is no slouch. Its bouquet of vanilla, spice and plum pudding even smells rich, and th... Wine Enthusiast. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Mitolo Shiraz GAM 375ml
A dense ruby/purple colour. It possesses layers of dried spice, coffee, blackcurrant and the wine displays fullness, freshness and seamless oak integration. Will drink well for 8 to 10 years. Winemaking Each parcel of fruit for G.A.M. was fermented on skins for 10 days at cool and 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 natural malolactic fermentation before racking. Vintage - 2005 After a reasonably wet winter, the vines burst well with good early shoot growth. Mild summer temperatures allowed canopies to be maintained right up until vintage time, with minimal irrigation, which resulted in an excellent and even ripening period. Overall the quality was good particularly for Cabernet and Shiraz.
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