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2018 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Wallace Shiraz/Grenache

2018 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Wallace Shiraz/Grenache

93 Points James Halliday
2018 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Wallace Shiraz/Grenache
93 Points James Halliday

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Another supreme old vine Glaetzer wine. The richness and spice of Barossa Shiraz leads, rounded out with succulent, full-bodied Grenache. Massive yet polished and so balanced, this modern Aussie style shows exactly why Glaetzer's name is bandied around so much. So satisfying in the glass.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz with Grenache

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

93/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday

"A 72/28% blend from Glaetzer’s stomping ground of Ebenezer, the vines 50 and 100yo. Grenache had minimal oak contact, the shiraz matured in used hogsheads for 16 months. It’s Glaetzer style, pure and simple: love it or leave it."

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"Glaetzer's least-expensive offering is a terrific bargain. The 2018 Wallace Shiraz-Grenache is a 72-28 blend, offering hints of cola and plum on the nose, backed by brighter raspberry and strawberry notes. It's medium to full-bodied and framed by silky, fine-grained tannins, with a long, mouthwatering finish that hints at mocha and wood spice. Drink this beauty over the next 6-7 years." Drink 2020 - 2027

91/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie

"It’s easy to come at and easy to like, no burrs or hassles, just a bundle of sweet, spice-laden fruitiness with a little grip, decent sense of freshness, quilt-like satiny plushness and a modest but appealing finish. The sweetness builds up but doesn’t overbear, but it’s notable, and the counter point in saline, tangy acidity lingering does its best in a counter. It feels like an upmarket BBQ wine and fits the bill well." Drink 2020 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

Taste

4

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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