2016 Amon-Ra Shiraz, Glaetzer, Barossa Valley

Intense and powerful, from old vines in the heart of the Barossa, this is an impressive Shiraz from one of the region’s greats. Notes of balsamic and dark cherry, and also chocolate and earth. Impressive, punchy yet not lacking finesse, it’s a benchmark Shiraz.

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
5 available
£74.01
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£80.37
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£495.90

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    15.5%
2016 Amon-Ra Shiraz, Glaetzer, Barossa Valley

TASTING NOTES

Dramatic, intense and powerful, the 2016 Amon Ra Shiraz recalls the 2004 in its youth, crammed with layers of fruit, complex, savory elements and rich, velvety tannins. It's full-bodied, characterized by notes of grilled meat, espresso, black olive, cassis, vanilla, baking spices and an undercurrent of loamy earth. Yes, it's unapologetically big and bold, the product of a warm, sunny climate and ripe grapes, but it does show a sense of decorum, restraint and elegance on the long finish.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
96/100

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