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Amon-Ra 2005

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Amon-Ra:
Amon-Ra is a wine produced by Ben Glaetzer at Glaetzer Vineyards in South Australia. The wine is named for the Egyptian god whose temple was the first to offer wine for its worshippers. The eye on the label is the symbol of Horus (wedjat, “whole one”), which ancient Egyptians used for protection. The six parts of the eye represent the six senses. Ben Glaetzer created the wine with... Read more
Amon-Ra is a wine produced by Ben Glaetzer at Glaetzer Vineyards in South Australia. The wine is named for the Egyptian god whose temple was the first to offer wine for its worshippers. The eye on the label is the symbol of Horus (wedjat, “whole one”), which ancient Egyptians used for protection. The six parts of the eye represent the six senses. Ben Glaetzer created the wine with all the senses in mind, hoping to appeal to each in their own way.  Read less

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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

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.


Snooth User: RPerro
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4.50 5
04/11/2009

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.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.50 5
05/15/2009

Massive. Light tannin and acidity, but relatively balanced. Concentrated. Black fruit, light medicinal, almost restrained.


Snooth User: regularguy
30352104
5.00 5
02/05/2008

One of the finest wines I have ever tasted. You won't want to share a drop.Very complex,.


Snooth User: willson
4206359
4.50 5
01/28/2008

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.


Snooth User: harman012001
414097
4.50 5
01/18/2008

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.


Snooth User: jamlani
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4.50 5
04/13/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Amon-Ra

External Review
01/16/2009

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


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
01/03/2012

Dark purple. The nose offers an explosively aromatic array of sexy red and dark berry scents accompanied by vanilla, sandalwood, cola and baking spices. Precise blackberry and boysenberry flavors reach every nook and cranny of the palate and seem to gain energy on the finish. Extremely appealing, suave and fresh, offering a striking meacute;lange of bright and ripe qualities.


External Review
01/03/2012

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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