Mitolo `G.A.M.` Shiraz 2004 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

The G.A.M. Shiraz comes from the Chinese Block vineyard which is located in the Willunga district at the southern end of McLaren Vale. The soils, which are heavy grey loam soils over sandstone, intermixed with black Biscay clay, combined with the maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and ripe tannins.

Mitolo delivers wines that express purity of varietal flavour, show elegance of structure with soft tannins whilst being rich, powerful and complex. All the grapes are picked on flavour ripeness which contributes to the soft, ripe tannins and vibrant fruit which is a key characteristic of all Mitolo wines. G.A.M. is opulent and robust, with a focus on finesse and multilayered complexity. It exhibits typical Mitolo softness and richness.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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 Glaetzer’s brilliant talents. It should drink well for 15 years.

For a winery only established in 1999, and dedicated to hand-crafted, artisinal wines, Mitolo has consistently been a revelation in my tastings. Thanks to owner Frank Mitolo and his brilliant winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, the quality has been truly splendid. Rating 97 - Drink to 2020 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (OCT/2005)

Deep colour, excellent hue; concentrated and rich red and black fruits, and plenty of dusty tannins. Rating 94 - Drink by 2016 - James Halliday, Autralian Wine Companion (OCT/2005)

Winery Tasting Notes

A longer than usual vintage attributed to cool conditions during ripening which was welcomed by winemakers who reported that red wine quality is extremely good. Shiraz fruit showed full flavour ripeness, excellent colour and tannins, with wines exhibiting great varietal flavours and aromas.

Colour

Bright ruby/purple.

Aroma

Lifted anise, nutmeg and dark fruit on the nose with hints of crushed pepper and mixed spice.

Palate

A dense and multilayered palate that retains freshness, richness and vibrant

Cellaring

Will age reliably for 10 years with careful cellaring from the release.

Vintage
2004
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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For such a young winery, Mitolo’s history is rich. It’s one studded with success, wide acclaim, and – most importantly – truly memorable wines. But that’s only to be expected from a winery which, since the very first day, has been motivated by three potent words:

Purity. Elegance. Power.

Those were the guiding principles Frank Mitolo wrote down when he created the winery in 1999. With his Italian heritage and a family history of working the land, Frank was only interested in pursuing excellence. And the results were there immediately in the release of the first Mitolo wine - the 2000 G.A.M. - named after Frank’s children Gemma, Alexander and Marco.

Attracted by this commitment to only create wines of outstanding quality, acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer joined Mitolo as a partner in 2001. With grapes sourced from two of Australia’s premier wine regions, Mclaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, Frank and Ben now work tirelessly to surpass their already impressive achievements. Mitolo Wines, praised by some of the world’s toughest critics, are now enjoyed in more than 20 countries around the world.

And that is just the start.

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