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2004 Mitolo - Shiraz GAM

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA / MCLAREN VALE
  • 97 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 73524-2004-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Firm, with juicy blackberry, cherry and tar flavors on a a tightly wound frame, finishing with refreshing acidity. Built for the long haul. Give it time to soften. 6,000 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Named GAM after the Mitolos' children Gemma, Alex and Marco, and the first wine made, back in 2000. Very sweet, almost floral nose with good lift and no heat despite its 15%. Very slightly inky on the finish. Still a bit severe but should eventually provide lots of pleasure.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: dave1161
  • Anonymous | Rating: 93

    Author: michweb
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Naperwino
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Quite dark with moderately pigmented legs. Deeply concentrated plum, some chocolate, toasted bread, and mineral nuances. Syrupy and plush in the mouth with long, smooth, and lasting tannin coupled with excellent acidity. Formidable length with gushing fruit churning through to the end. The wine is brought up in 70% new French oak (Alliers and Nevers) for 18 months with the remaining 30% doing time in older American oak. An extremely impressive wine that is a considerable step up over the 2003.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2018
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 93

    very rich and quite unevolved.
    Author: MJM
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1611 bottles owned
  • 277 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 277 collectors)