Whoa! Where did this little gem come from?! Quite the blackhorse this cracker wine seems to have appeared from nowhere as some type of gift from above! Very deep purple-black in color, the Amon-Ra reveals intense notes of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry compote and licorice with nuances of cloves, allspice, chocolate box and salami as well as a whiff of espresso.
The 100% Shiraz palate offers a beast of a wine that is densely packed with black fruit and baking spice flavors and is supported with firm, grainy tannins and crisp acid through to a finish with excellent persistence. Don't listen to me though, just look at the knockout reviews it's been getting (there's nothing but 95++)!!
Awards and Accolades
95 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "From vines 50-130yo yielding 2 tonnes/acre, open-fermented, hand-plunged three times daily, matured for 16 months in new French (95%) and American (5%) hogsheads for 16 months, unfiltered. It's hard to say which of the fruit, alcohol, tannins or oak makes the biggest impact in this blockbuster wine, beyond the normal parameters of full-bodied shiraz. Anyone who buys it will surely know what they will experience, and in the context of its style, it is difficult to criticise."
From the Winery
Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 50—130 years old. Yield 2 tonnes per hectare.
Above average winter rain followed by warm spring temperatures resulted in healthy vines showing significant early bud growth. Mild temperatures during December and January coupled with good end of January rain set up the vines nicely for the ripening period. Harvest started early on 14 February and was completed on 15 April consistent with the normal finishing time. The resultant 2015 vintage wines have deep, vibrant colours with savoury tannins and rich, seductive flavours.
Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged 3 times daily. Matured for 16 months in 100% new oak hogshead barrels (95% French and 5% American) and matured on lees to maintain fruit profile and animation. Bottled unfiltered to ensure minimal intervention with the wine’s natural characteristics.
Don't Pay: $100.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Ben Glaetzer
Drink now until: 2030
Alc/Vol: 15.2 %
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