Mitolo G.A.M. 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Deep purple, the nose is an intense combination of smoked herbs, liquorice and blackcurrants leading to a full bodied palate with notes of cassis and cracked pepper.
"The 2008 G.A.M. Shiraz comes from a single block of 25 year old vines grown on black, cracking, devigorating clay. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it possesses moderate to intense floral / potpourri aromas over black cherry, warm black currant, anise, coffee and some underbrush. Very crisp and medium to full-bodied, it gives a medium-firm level of grainy tannins and a long mocha-laced finish. Drink it now for more of a primary fruit character, though it should evolve nicely over 3-5 years and drink to 2017."
The Wine Advocate
"Firm in texture and vibrant in flavor, this pulses with blackberry, chocolate and licorice flavors that sweep through the long, expressive finish. Best from 2012 through 2018."
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