78% Shiraz, 22% Grenache
Ben Glaetzer makes unique, elegant wines with minimal intervention, which are regarded as classics and unmistakably Barossa. His ability to blend traditional winemaking techniques with a modern flair is reflected in the style of all wines under the Glaetzer label. All fruit for Glaetzer Wines is taken from the small sub-region of the northern Barossa Valley, called Ebenezer. The ancient dry-grown vineyards in the renowned Ebenezer district are an important part of Australia’s winemaking heritage and a living link to traditional Barossa viticulture. Exceptional fruit from a loyal group of third and fourth generation Barossa grape growers is the backbone of Glaetzer wines. The most exceptional fruit is sourced from 80-110 year old, non-grafted bush vines which are extremely low yielding. The very old vines require minimal attention. Their deep root structure means they are self-sufficient and can adapt to climatic extremes. Ebenezer has a unique soil profile. The well-drained sandy clay loam over a solid limestone pan is perfect for growing Shiraz. The soil is 'mean' and encourages deep roots which helps produce hugely concentrated wines of great character.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday (2014 vintage)
"Definitely a cut above many Barossa Valley blends, and I like the back label description of ‘decadent yet reserved, rich yet restrained’. I would simply add no confectionary notes, and wonder at the gift horse price."
John Fordham, The Sunday Telegraph 'From The Vine' (2014 vintage)
If your name’s Glaetzer and you’re a winemaker, the moniker is virtual assurance that the wine you’re about to enjoy will tick all of the boxes. Glaetzer is a celebrated name in the Barossa Valley, where twin brothers John and Colin have scaled the very heights in winemaking, the former as Wolf Blass’s longtime sidekick, the latter founder of his own eponymous label. Now Colin’s highly talented son Ben is carrying on the tradition in impressive fashion, judged by his 2014 Wallace Shiraz Grenache ($22), which features two of the Barossa’s most suited varieties. This is a mighty powerful red, arched on a platform of intense yet restrained flavours. Drinking so well now with a guaranteed cellaring future.
91/100 The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson (2014 vintage)
"Amazing that you can get a red like this for roughly 20 bucks (AU$), from old vine material like this. We’re indebted to the folks of yesteryear; they left their mark. Red and black berries, a slip of anise, maybe some dried herbs, definitely some woody spice. You know the drill. It’s juicy and well-balanced and firm-ish to close; not too heavy and not too light; perfect for hooking into. Massaged to perfection."
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