Glaetzer Wallace takes on the traditional Barossa Valley blend of shiraz and grenache in a thoroughly modern way. Rich, peppery old-vine shiraz dominates and adds weight, texture and fleshy richness to the palate. Grenache provides complex tannins and fresh acidity to the mix, with luscious red cherry and hints of aromatic spices and anise.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "78% 60-80yo shiraz from the Ebenezer district and 22% 80-110yo grenache. Definitely a cut above many Barossa Valley blends, and I like the back label description of 'decadent yet reserved, rich yet restrained'. I would simply add no confectionary notes, and wonder at the gift horse price."
2013 Vintage: 93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "A pretty rendition of this blend. Floral, both blueberried and raspberried, and flush with jubey licorice and spice as it washes through the finish. Alcohol is well tucked into the fruit. Delicious."
From the Winery
Colin and his winemaker son Ben have a shared philosophy. Both firmly believe that great wines are made in the vineyard. Their belief in “terroir” and an understanding of the ancient dry-grown vineyards in the renowned Ebenezer district of the Barossa is evident. Exceptional fruit from a loyal group of third and fourth generation Barossa grape growers is the backbone of Glaetzer wines. With minimal intervention, Colin and Ben make the unique, elegant wines which are regarded as classics and unmistakably Barossa Valley.
Wallace is an ancestral name of Colin's wife Judith, whose family hail from the old market town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. Judith Celtic ancestry is reflected in the three elements of the Wallace symbol - the Celtic cross, thistle and the Celtic knot pattern.
Don't Pay: $24.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Ben Glaetzer
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 15 %
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