Mitolo G.A.M. 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 127266
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH94
  • ST92
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Brooding fruit profile, black cherry, plum, chocolate and subtle minty herbal characters with strong support from savoury oak notes of malt, cedar, clove which will integrate with time to harmony. The fruit shines brighter on the palate with blackberry and plum, supported by quality savoury oak flavours of mocha and vanilla. The tannins are soft and the flavours deep and long creating a generosity, a sense of comfort, that is such a feature of this variety in our unique part of the world.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep crimson-purple; uses the Amarone technique pioneered by joe Grilli in Australia, with 20% of the grapes air-dried for eight weeks before being crushed; it worked for him and it works here, adding a dimension of richness to the blackcurrant fruit and creating a velvety texture."
94 Points

"Deep garnet-black in color, the 2010 G.A.M. Shiraz reveals evolving notes of prunes, dried mulberries and creme de cassis with suggestions of smoky bacon, dusty earth and dried sage. Very full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, it provides tons of mature fruit and spice flavors with a savory undercurrent and is framed by medium-level powdery tannins. It finishes long and just a little hot."
92 Points

"Inky purple. Heady, smoke-accented aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, potpourri, olive and fruitcake. Offers an array of juicy dark fruit and spice flavors and picks up a note of mocha with aeration. Fleshy but focused, with excellent back-end power and subtle, slow-building tannins. Very suave and surprisingly approachable but has the depth and structure to age positively for at least the next decade."
92 Points

"A plush red, with generous flavors of smoky blackberry, carpaccio and pepper, finishing ripe and open-textured."
91 Points

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Learn About Mitolo Map ItMap It

In a short period of time Mitolo has become recognized as one of the finest producers in McLaren Vale. Mitolo is a family owned business, started by 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 in the vineyard, or in the winery, or the work of the different coopers who source and...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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