2018 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Wallace Shiraz/Grenache
Shiraz with 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
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
|Variety||Shiraz / Syrah|
|Maturity||2020 - 2027|
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