Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2018
Amon-Ra is Iconic Barossa Shiraz
Midnight black with inky purple tones. An enticing combination of blue and black fruits with notes of espresso and dried spice. Rich and deep yet bright and fresh. Multilayered flavours of nutmeg, cloves with brooding dark berry fruit and firm tannins of exceptional length.
This is the wine that will develop beautifully with long term cellaring as well.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 98 Points
Certainly one of the best vintages of young Amon Ra I’ve ever tasted, the 2018 Amon Ra Shiraz is a stupendous effort. From old vines in the Ebenezer section of the northern Barossa, it starts off with a whirlwind of mocha, blackberry and dried spices, then actually gets more red-fruited as it sits in the glass. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated without being jammy or overdone, the wine finishes long and savory, framed by dusty tannins and mouthwatering black olives. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer compares 2018 to 2004 (which continues to drink well).
Expect the 2018 to drink well young, but easily age through 2035, perhaps longer. Joe Czerwinski, 2020 Wine Advocate Review, 1 st August 2020, USA www.robertparker.com
Huon Hooke, The Real Review 96 Points
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. Huon Hooke, The Real Review, July 2020, Australia www.therealreview.com
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