Glaetzer Amon-Ra 2006

$89.99

SKU 7

750ml

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The slower ripening experienced in our Shiraz created parcels of fruit with huge intensity and perfume without any of the hot, jammy characteristics that can become evident with exposed fruit - a character we avoid in all of our wines at all costs. The key to Amon Ra is balancing the extraction rather than maximizing it. The fruit has such expression that we aim to preserve the characteristics of the vineyard rather than dominate them.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Glaetzer
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastShows a slightly lifted, peppery character on the nose, but also plenty of toasty oak and bold fruit. Loads of blackberries, blueberries and chocolate cascade over the palate, accented with enough spice and warmth to leave a fleeting impression of fruitcake. Lush and long on the finish. Drink now-2020 or beyond.

Joe Czerwinski, November 1, 2007
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateBarely budging in hue, the 2006 Amon-Ra Shiraz gives a very deep purple-black color and earthy, gamey aromas of forest floor, moss covered bark, Peking duck skin, mulberries, dried plums, blackberry preserves, incense, cinnamon stick and cloves. Very crisp, concentrated and full with medium-firm velvety tannins, it presents a slightly warm yet long and engaging finish. It's approachable now and should continue to develop, drinking to 2022+.

Jay Miller, December 2010
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFirm in texture and deep and distinctive in flavor, offering coffee-tinged cherry and spice flavors that linger against slightly gritty tannins. Needs time to soften and open, but should get there. Best from 2010 through 2018.

Harvey Steiman, June 15, 2008