($49) 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, vanilla and cola flavors behind on the long, sappy finish. Captivating already, but I'd bet on this gaining complexity over the next six or seven years.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: September/October 2008
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Rich and sweet start but then rather obvious added acid.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Ripe and round, with a smoky, slightly burnt edge to the red berry and roasted red pepper flavors, lingering softly. 3,000 cases imported.
Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The 2006 Shiraz 'G.A.M.ƒ?_ (the initials of the Mitolo children) was aged in French and American oak, 60% new. Opaque purple in color, it has an aromatic array of roasted coffee, violets, lavender, pepper, Asian spices, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. In the mouth it is velvety-textured, deep, concentrated, opulent, and altogether hedonistic. It will evolve for 5-7 years and drink well through 2026.