Mitolo G.A.M. McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004

$76.95

...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... Robert Parker

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Shay A Delectable Pro

My bottle of choice for the WNH virtual tasting (@David L , @Shawn R , @Eric LaMasters , @Joe Lucca , @Mike R , @Bill Bender , @Carl Fischer ) with a theme of 10yrs or older, chosen by Eric. A beautiful bottle of aged Shiraz from a lovely producer. Double decanted in the event there was sediment but there was hardly any (cork was pristine as well). Where some Aussie Shiraz can come across boozy and out of sync, this is a great restrained example. Followed over a few hours and the aromatics didn’t change much...mostly raspberry fig, baking spices, tobacco and smoked meats accompanied by a touch of age. The palate was a reality check...totally youthful. Vibrant and juicy. Tart strawberries, rhubarb and black cherries. Fleshy. Gained some weight as it opened showing liqueur, boysenberries, licorice and overripe mixed dark fruits. Beautiful example of aged Aussie Shiraz. Not getting any better, but not falling off a cliff any time soon. Kudos to the man, myth and legend, Bill B.

My bottle of choice for the WNH virtual tasting (@David L , @Shawn R , @Eric LaMasters , @Joe Lucca , @Mike R , @Bill Bender , @Carl Fischer ) with a theme of 10yrs or older, chosen by Eric. A beautiful bottle of aged Shiraz from a lovely producer. Double decanted in the event there was sediment but there was hardly any (cork was pristine as well). Where some Aussie Shiraz can come across boozy and out of sync, this is a great restrained example. Followed over a few hours and the aromatics didn’t change much...mostly raspberry fig, baking spices, tobacco and smoked meats accompanied by a touch of age. The palate was a reality check...totally youthful. Vibrant and juicy. Tart strawberries, rhubarb and black cherries. Fleshy. Gained some weight as it opened showing liqueur, boysenberries, licorice and overripe mixed dark fruits. Beautiful example of aged Aussie Shiraz. Not getting any better, but not falling off a cliff any time soon. Kudos to the man, myth and legend, Bill B.

9.3

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Round and ready. Tannins are no longer sharp and this is drinking very, very well.

Round and ready. Tannins are no longer sharp and this is drinking very, very well.

9.2

Perry Riddle Delectable Pro

Still a bit brazen and hot for my taste on its own. Maybe with a grilled ribeye?

Still a bit brazen and hot for my taste on its own. Maybe with a grilled ribeye?

8.7

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

A great vintage for south Australia this is just starting to drink at its peak bravo Ben glaetzer

A great vintage for south Australia this is just starting to drink at its peak bravo Ben glaetzer

9.8

Joseph Barsky

2004 Vintage. Sadly, badly corked.

2004 Vintage. Sadly, badly corked.

6.1

Martin Sher

As you would expect: big unapologetic Shiraz. Huge dark fruit. I was in the mood - 2 hour decant and it finally started to hit its higher gears. Plenty of life left.

As you would expect: big unapologetic Shiraz. Huge dark fruit. I was in the mood - 2 hour decant and it finally started to hit its higher gears. Plenty of life left.

9.5

James Park

Spicy, prune, amarone like. Nice age and balance.

Spicy, prune, amarone like. Nice age and balance.

9.0

Jeroen Koenen

As the fruit slowly diminishes, smoky savoury nuances enter the scene. Like it, but it’s time to drink it.

As the fruit slowly diminishes, smoky savoury nuances enter the scene. Like it, but it’s time to drink it.

9.1

Martin Sher

Perfectly mature, delicious fruit bomb in the best sense. Hedonistic dark fruit yum!

Perfectly mature, delicious fruit bomb in the best sense. Hedonistic dark fruit yum!

9.4

Joseph Barsky

2004 Vintage from screw top. Some crusting on the bottle.

2004 Vintage from screw top. Some crusting on the bottle.

9.3

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