Glaetzer Amon-Ra 2017
|Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
A profound example of Ebenezer fruit and skilled winemaking, the 2017 Amon Ra Shiraz is full-bodied and velvety in texture, picking up more nuances the longer it sits in the glass. Floral and mint notes appear on the nose, along with a mix of raspberries, blackberries and baking spices. There's plenty of new oak, but it's been mostly absorbed into the wine, leaving a drink that's rich and sumptuous. And just when you think it's over, a bit of licorice appears on the long finish to add a pleasant finale.
Fresh herb and earth notes add a savory edge to the dense, toothsome core of spiced plum and cassis flavors. Black tea, white pepper and sarsaparilla details linger on the finish, with thick, velvety tannins. Drink now through 2034. 1,000 cases made, 750 cases imported.