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!
Try with rare roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with a horseradish, chives and creme fraiche dollop.
Lisa Perotti Brown for eRobertParker.com: 96/100
Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned-down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of liquorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable concentration and fullness, with tons of muscular fruit and spice layers framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great persistence.
95 Points- James Halliday
From vines between 50-130yo, yield 2t/ha; open-fermented in 1 and 2-tonne pots, post-fermentation maceration, matured for 16 months in 100% new hogsheads, 95% French. Dense, deep inky crimson-purple; this is archetypal Amon-Ra, with black fruits, liquorice, oak and almost anything more you care to name; taking no prisoners - you are either in or out.