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GLAETZER AMON-RA SHIRAZ 2019

96 Points
  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • Grape: 100% Shiraz

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From very old vines (up to 130 years) this stellar Shiraz from Ben Glaetzer is quality over quantity. In other words, loads of flavour but nothing heavy. Instead there's elegance with the richness: deep fruit and spice in a lush but perfectly balanced, supple and sophisticated palate. Graceful now it will continue to age for a good while. Hard to imagine a better example of this modern Aussie style.


Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"In Egyptian mythology, Amon-Ra is considered to be the king of all gods. The temple of Amon-Ra was believed to be the first temple to ever plant a monoculture vineyard to produce wine for the citizens of the temple. The eye on front of the label is the all-seeing eye of Horus or wedjat ("whole one") – a powerful Egyptian symbol of protection. It is represented as a figure with six parts, corresponding to what Egyptians regarded as the six senses; touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell and thought. Ben created Amon-Ra Shiraz to appeal to all these six senses."


96/100 Tyson Stelzer, James Halliday's Wine Companion (2019 Vintage)
"From 50–130yo vines in Ebenezer. Matured 16 months in new 95% French and 5% American oak barrels; unfiltered. Gloss and polish of superb black fruits, framed in superfine tannins are Ben Glaetzer's hallmarks. He continues to hone his talent at sustaining brightness and freshness, even in northern Barossa shiraz of monumental proportions. This represents one of his finest works yet. Bitter dark chocolate oak holds an enticing finish that ricochets with inky black fruits and licorice."


96/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2019 Vintage)
"The 2019 Amon Ra Shiraz is 100% Shiraz and 100% from the 2019 vintage, as Ben Glaetzer felt it—unlike many previous vintages—didn't need to be freshened with a small proportion of younger wine. From old vines in the Ebenezer district of the northern Barossa Valley, it offers classic notes of blackberries and spice, framed by hints of cedar and vanilla (it's aged in 100% new oak hogsheads, mostly French). It's full-bodied yet crisp, supple but tight and really long. Offering lovely dark fruit, hints of espresso and black olive, it finishes mouthwatering and firm. Give it some time in the cellar and drink it from 2025 – 2040."


93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, September 2021 (2109 Vintage)
"An impressive release here, big muscular flex, encumbered with stewed and booze-soaked berries, hazelnut oak layers, smoky clove-cinnamon, a trace of bourbon and coke. All that meshed together well, supple yet powerful, chewy tannins reedy and very woody but seem to fit the aperture of the wine. Bold, big, a tongue-thrashing, that smoky-cola-clove finish in full flourish. You can’t hide. It’s a big impact wine done pretty darn well."


Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…


96/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review, July 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Deep, dense, glass staining purple/red colour, with a rich dark chocolate and graphite bouquet which is ripe and oak-infused – but not 'oaky'. The palate is also very rich and ripely fruit-sweet, lush and very lovely. A sumptuous wine that will age long-term but also gives great pleasure now."

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