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AMON-Ra by Ben Glaetzer

2005 / 1.5 L.

RP98SP92WE95OT97

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Where it's produced

Country:
Australia
Region:
South Australia
District:
Barossa

What's in the Bottle

100% Shiraz

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Glaetzer
Size:
1.5 L.
Vintage:
2005
Item #:
24569
Case:
6 bottles
UPC:
9322246009069
Status:
New

AMON-Ra by Ben Glaetzer  2005 / 1.5 L.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

98
98 pts.: 1st Oct 2006

The profound 2005 Shiraz Amon Ra is fashioned from a dry grown, 100- to 110 year-old vineyard, and spends 14 months in a combination of 100% new French and American barrels as well as 300-liter hogsheads. A saturated purple color is followed by scents of creme de cassis, incense, licorice, black raspberries, graphite, and sweet wood. It unfolds beautifully on the palate to reveal terrific richness, full-bodied power, great definition, and lovely elegance. This exquisite Shiraz is still young, but it possesses a degree of accessibility. It should age for two decades. It is a superb example of cutting edge winemaking being utilized on ancient Shiraz vines in the Barossa.

97
97 pts. : Jan/Feb 2007

Deep, saturated purple hue with a nose of blackberries, incense, graphite, licorice, creme de cassis and sweet wood; terrific richness and definition with elegance.

95
95 pts.: 11/1/2007

From a single vineyard in the Ebenezer region, this is simply stupendous stuff. It is a bit Port-like in its rich layers of blackberry fruit, but it also displays great freshness and drive, giving it a juicy, fresh fruit character that’s accented even more by dustings of pepper and dried spices. A beautiful marriage of drinkability and ageability; drink now–2020.

92
92 pts.: May 31, 2007

Smooth, round and spicy, with star anise and soy sauce overtones to the rich cherry and toast flavors, lingering on the generous finish. Has depth and impressive detail. Best from 2008 through 2015.