GLAETZER BISHOP SHIRAZ 2016

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From vines up to 125 years old, this massive stunner is exactly what Aussie master Ben Glaetzer is known for - Shiraz that is hedonistically rich but perfectly plush and polished. 
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Bishop is the family name of Colin's wife' Judith. Fittingly the sign of Venus, a symbol which has come to represent women and feminine energy, is the centrepiece of the Bishop label. In mythology, the symbol meant the Roman goddess Venus or her Greek equivalent Aphrodite. But the sign has also been linked back to ancient Egypt – a nod to Bishop’s link to Amon-Ra and Anaperenna.

Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 35—120 years old. Yield 3 tonnes per hectare.Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters. Extended maceration was employed to enable good tannin development so the wine is soft and approachable early. Matured for 16 months in a mix of 40% new oak and 60% 2— 3 year old oak hogshead barrels (90% French / 10% American).

Vibrant purple. Hints of cut plum, dried spice and dark chocolate on the nose. Mid palate freshness with flavours of blackcurrant and mocha. Finely tuned tannins provide structure and length. Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10—12 years of careful cellaring."
95/100 James Halliday (2016 Vintage)
"In classic Glaetzer style, full-bodied and taking no prisoners. Black fruits, licorice, dark chocolate, ripe tannins and oak are woven together so tightly it’s hard to tell where one starts and/or another finishes. It’s not my style, but it’s hard to deny the quality."
93/100 Huon Hooke (2016 Vintage)
"Rich, ripe, red. The colour is deep, dark red/purple and the bouquet is rich, ripe and quite oak-tinged, while the mouthfeel is soft and full-bodied with attractive flavour and balance. It’s a delicious shiraz of balance, elegance and persistence."


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