Glaetzer `AMON-Ra` Shiraz 2003 (6x 750ml), Barossa Valley. Cork

As the King of all Gods, Amon-Ra is considered the most powerful figure in Egyptian mythology. The temple of Amon-Ra is recorded as the birthplace of commercial winemaking, having the first ever large scale vineyard grown specifically to make wine for the citizens of the temple.

Overview

As the King of all Gods, Amon-Ra is considered the most powerful figure in Egyptian mythology. The temple of Amon-Ra is recorded as the birthplace of commercial winemaking, having the first ever large scale vineyard grown specifically to make wine for the citizens of the temple.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

93 Points. james Halliday - Wine Companion. 20 July 2011

Dense, deep colour; rich, concentrated and powerful black fruits; ripe but powerful tannins; some heat from 15.5° alcohol. High quality cork.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A vibrant black/purple colour.

Aroma

The wine shows aromas of pepper, plum and lifted, animated fruit.

Palate

A firm structure of ripe and supple tannins provide support to lashings of blackcurrant and nutmeg. The tannin structure and sheer fruit weight of the wine will enable long-term cellaring.

2004 Vintage

A mild January was excellent for optimal colour production and flavour development. After heatwave conditions, harvest began earlier than predicted, with the earliest Shiraz being picked in late February. Despite this, quality expectations were high and the Barossa experienced an Indian summer with no huge rainfall events and temperatures ranging between 25 and 30 degrees. The resultant Shiraz has good colour with elegant flavours.