Mitolo G.A.M. Shiraz 2020


This terrific McLaren Vale Shiraz is named after Frank Mitolo’s Gemma, Alexander, and Marco, which seems just a tad prosaic in comparison with how and why some of the other wines got their monikers, nonetheless. The wine spends sixteen months in new French oak (15%), 5% American oak with the remainder a mix of older French and American. An opaque maroon hue, we have notes of black fruits, bay leaves, chocolate, coffee grinds, maraschino cherries, chocolate mud-cake and cassis. A supple cushiony texture with gossamer-silky tannins. Hints of bergamot emerge on the palate, with a flicker of raspberries. An alluring plushness and exceptional length, this should provide joy for ten years.