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Mitolo Shiraz Gam 2005

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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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Mitolo Wines Pty Ltd:
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision; to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zeal... Read more
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo's vision; to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. Whether it is the in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the many different coopers who source and shape the diverse barrels which are used at Mitolo, each wine is nurtured and developed with a zealous passion that spares no effort or investment to ensure that the best of everything is brought together to make wines of purity, elegance and power. Read less

Member Reviews for Mitolo Shiraz Gam

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Snooth User: Imperial36
3296145
5.00 5
02/05/2008

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;)


Snooth User: ValerieYeo14
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3.50 5
07/17/2011

Dark Red in colour, full bodied, sharp, peppery, spices, big wine, lots of finesse, long finish. (TS Lee's Cellar)


Snooth User: tommasol
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0.00 5
11/30/2008

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Snooth User: wineclosetinc
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3.00 5
09/16/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Mitolo Shiraz Gam

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This brooding beast starts with scents of dark chocolate and coffee, then adds plenty of fruit in the form of blueberries and blackberries on the rich, chewy palate. Despite the wineandrsquo;s considerable heft and density of fruit, thereandrsquo;s enough spicy complexity and a surprising degree of elegance to the long, tongue-tingling finish. Drink nowandndash;2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2005 Shiraz Reiver, made from 60-year-old Shiraz vines in the Greenock area of the Barossa, was aged 18 months in lightly toasted French oak. Its inky/blue/purple hue is followed by a lovely perfume of flowers, blackberries, espresso, and licorice. Aged completely in 300 liter hogsheads, it offers stunning richness and length, and should drink well for 10andndash;12 years.


External Review
01/03/2012

Dark brooding ruby red, almost opaque in the glass. The texture is expansive mdash; initially soft on the palate, the flavors keep building to a dense, full-throttle red. Chewy and bulky with black berries, mint, toasty oak and a long, satisfying finish. Solid as a tank.


External Review
12/14/2011

The higher-end wines begin with the 2007 G.A.M. Shiraz. Purple-colored, it offers an alluring bouquet of spice box, black cherry, blueberry, and a hint of chocolate. This leads to a concentrated, ripe, layered wine with excellent depth and length. Already complex, it will continue to evolve with another several years of cellaring. Drink it from 2011 to 2020.


External Review
12/14/2011

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.


External Review
03/19/2013

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


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


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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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