Wine of The Week #2
Australia's most popular grape varietal, Shiraz is full-bodied with high alcohol, and vibrant berry and plum on both the nose and palate.
Some years ago I discovered the Mitolo brand and it’s was a very good surprise, indeed!!!
Today's selection is a Mitolo 2006 Shiraz 'G.A.M.' (the initials of the Mitolo children, “Gemma, Alexander & Marco”) wine has an opaque purple-ish colour, 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. The focus is on McLaren Vale fruit from Willunga, which is located towards the most southern part of the district.
Thankfully I have other bottles of this vintage, as it has been suggested that it will drink well through to 2020. It is definitely a personal favourite.