The color on this wine is crazy. Super dark and concentrated. The nose showed a little sweetness alongside some boysenberries, and a black and white cookie. This was a little restrained for what was expected. It was big and extrated, but kept graceful. The palate revealed some blueberry,blackberry, boysenberries, and red cherries. A fruit medley. This wine kept changing as the night went on. I like this type of wine, I just find my palate tires quicky if it is the only wine on the table. Alongside others wines this turns a conversation piece. There is alot happening that seems to evolve minute by minute to alot more. The finish was long and vibrant. I enjoyed this better than the 2004 Amon-Ra tasted last summer.
Excellent nose of blackberry and pepper. Big fruit, just gobs of flavors rolling around the tongue. Outstanding wine! Amazingly rich and elegant. Wine of the Tasting for me. Outstanding - 93 points.
Massive. Light tannin and acidity, but relatively balanced. Concentrated. Black fruit, light medicinal, almost restrained.
One of the finest wines I have ever tasted. You won't want to share a drop.Very complex,.
A huge Barossa Valley Shiraz from one of the most acclaimed winemakers in the region, Ben Glaetzer, this wine is drinking well with copious amounts of bark fruit, most noticeably plum, and a mild spiciness with silky tannins. The tannins suggest that, while it's drinking well now, it will continue to evolve over the next 3-5 years and show nicely for at least the next 15.
This is a wonderful Shiraz/Cabernet blend. You can't go wrong with buying two or more bottles. You might want to buy a third or fourth because you might end up drinking two before you know it.
Four and a half glasses
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Deep, glass-staining ruby. Spicy blackberry and blueberry aromas are complicated by smoky Indian spices and fresh flowers. Sappy, pure, deeply concentrated dark berry flavors stain the palate, with fine-grained tannins gaining strength with air. The spicy character repeats on the finish of this beautifully balanced blend, which is surprisingly lithe and precise.
Brash and youthful, with the juicy currant and cedar flavors of Cabernet whistling through the blackberry and exotic spice of the Shiraz, lending this an upright stance, with lively acidity and firm tannins. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2009 through 2016.
Dense and distinctive for its anise- and herb-scented cassis and dried tomato flavors that linger effectively on the round finish. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2010.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.
Readers should think of it as a French Vacqueyras on steroids. From 60-year-old vines in the Ebenezer district of Barossa, the 2005 Shiraz Bishop sees mostly French oak. It reveals a dense ruby/purple hue, beautiful, attractive notes of pepper, spice... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Glaetzer Shiraz The Bishop 750ml
Firm in texture and deep and distinctive in flavor, offering coffee-tinged cherry and spice flavors that linger against slightly gritty tannins. Needs time to soften and open, but should get there. Best after 2010 through 2018.
Opaque violet. Youthfully brooding aromas of cassis, boysenberry, black olive, licorice and Indian spices. Powerful and chewy in texture, offering vibrant dark berry and mineral flavors and an exotic floral pastille quality. Impressively lively for such a concentrated wine, with strong finishing thrust and precision. Irsquo;d give this at least another five years of bottle aging.
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