Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

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The flagship and the most popular wine of the estate, Amon-Ra, is made from 100% Shiraz sourced from old vines aged between 50 to 130 years old. Reflecting the famed Ebenezer sub-district at the northern tip of Barossa Valley, their 2018 is called a "stupendous effort" (WA) of the team.

 

Amon-Ra 2018 is "one of the best young vintages" produced by the Glaetzer team. Awarded 98 points from Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski praises its "full-bodied, rich and concentrated without being jammy or overdone" profile.

 

Huon Hooke's fabulous 96 points also back up Czerwinski's judgement, and he notes "a rich dark chocolate and graphite bouquet which is ripe and oak infused - but not 'oaky'" (96 points The Real Review).

98 Wine Advocate  
96 The Real Review  
95 Halliday Wine Companion  
Details
  • Year 2018
  • Colour Red
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • Sub Region Barossa Valley
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 6x75cl
  • ABV 15.00°
  • Drinking Window 2021 - 2035
  • Drinking Recommendation Drinking Now, will improve
  • LWIN 100237920180600750
Reviews (3)
98 Wine Advocate  
96 The Real Review  
95 Halliday Wine Companion  
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About Glaetzer

The Glaezter family emigrated from Germany in 1888 and became some of the first viticulturists on record to settle in the Barossa Valley. Colin Glaetzer established Glaezter Wines about a century later focusing on producing premium wines and his son, Ben, runs the winery today.

 

Barossa is famed for its old vines, and Ben sources fruit from vines so old that they are non-irrigated, reaching their roots down tens (sometimes even hundreds!) of metres to seek out groundwater far below the surface.   These vines are naturally very low yielding produce fruit of great concentration. The vines are located in Ebenezer, a sub-region of Northern Barossa within a stone’s throw away from other Barossa heavyweights such as Torbreck and Standish. In fact, Henschke’s famed Hill of Grace vineyard is located just over 12 km away!

 

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The symbol on the label represents the all-seeing eye of Horus and comprises of 6 parts that represent the 6 senses (touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell and thought), which Ben seeks to engage through the Amon Ra. He certainly succeeded with James Halliday, who found this vintage “full-bodied to the point where it’s difficult to give any guidance for cellaring time”. Equally enthralled, Morgon Dunn of Winepilot noted that “the room fills with the kinetic aromas of dark chocolate, ground coffee, mint and crushed blue flowers – this is before you’ve poured a glass”.

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