2019 Amon-Ra Shiraz, Glaetzer, Barossa Valley

Amon-Ra epitomises Ben Glaetzer’s passion for wines that are full flavoured, multi-layered and intense yet elegant and finely balanced. Inspired by Amon-Ra, the King of all Gods in Egyptian mythology, this exceptional Barossa Shiraz is well worth its iconic status. This is an impressive wine showing Glaetzer's trademark restraint along with wonderful depth. Approachable now, it will develop beautifully in the cellar over the next twenty years or more.

Critic score
96/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Australia
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Amon-Ra Shiraz, Glaetzer, Barossa Valley

TASTING NOTES

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.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (August 2021)
96+/100

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