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2016 Glaetzer Amon Ra Barossa Shiraz

2016 Glaetzer Amon Ra Barossa Shiraz

2016 Glaetzer Amon Ra Barossa Shiraz

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93+ Points
From very old vines (up to 130 years) this stellar Shiraz from Ben Glaetzer is quality over quantity. In other words, loads of flavour but nothing heavy. Instead there's elegance with the richness: deep fruit and spice in a lush but perfectly balanced, supple and sophisticated palate. Graceful now it will continue to age for a good while. Hard to imagine a better example of this modern Aussie style.

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$79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz/Syrah

Its Origins

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

96/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Dramatic, intense and powerful, the 2016 Amon Ra Shiraz recalls the 2004 in its youth, crammed with layers of fruit, complex, savory elements and rich, velvety tannins. It's full-bodied, characterized by notes of grilled meat, espresso, black olive, cassis, vanilla, baking spices and an undercurrent of loamy earth. Yes, it's unapologetically big and bold, the product of a warm, sunny climate and ripe grapes, but it does show a sense of decorum, restraint and elegance on the long finish.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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