GLAETZER AMON RA BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ
Ben Glaetzer is by far and away one of our favourite winemakers and we've always been privileged to have great access to his wines.
Over the years we have rarely, if ever, been disappointed by his produce. And once again, this wine is a spectacle to behold. Unsurprising to be fair, this is his flagship wine, his Pièce de résistance.
The wine is a bold expression of the utter power and complexity achievable from some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the northerly Ebenezer region of the Barossa. One for the future!
97+ Points eRobertParker.com
Very deep purple-black in colour, the 2012 Amon Ra reveals intense notes of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry compote and licorice with nuances of cloves, allspice, chocolate box and salami as well as a whiff of espresso. The 100% Shiraz palate offers a beast of a wine that is densely packed with black fruit and baking spice flavours and is supported with firm, grainy tannins and crisp acid through to a finish with excellent persistence. Drink it 2015 to 2025+.
97 Points- James Halliday
Full, deep purple-crimson; filled to the brim with blackberry, satsuma plum, licorice, spice and dark chocolate, it carries its alcohol without faltering; its well-inserted, high quality, cork should allow it to reach its destiny somewhere after its 21st birthday, supported by its supple, ripe tannins and integrated oak.