Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
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 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (2015 vintage)
82% shiraz, 18% cabernet sauvignon from 30-100yo vines from Ebenezer, open-fermented, plunged, matured for 16 months in new French (92%) and American (8%) hogsheads. A very good example of full-bodied Barossa Valley shiraz, the cabernet simply riding shotgun; the palate has exceptional depth to its layers of black fruits, licorice, earth, oak and tannins, but emerges with perfect balance.
95/100 Tyson Stelzer (2015 vintage)
"Ben Glaetzer has worked his magic at the big end of northern Barossa, uniting old vine Shiraz (82%), Cabernet (18%) and new French oak with such succulence, seamless harmony and supple texture that there’s no need to wait a moment before uncorking this glorious thing."
95/100 The Key Report, Tony Keys (2015 vintage)
"No shrinking violet, this wine. But then no great brute either. It’s taut, tight, and rich, so very rich. One knows it’s naughty, but as is the case with all naughty excesses, willpower is fickle and weak and stands no chance."
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