Amon-Ra Amon Ra Shiraz 2005

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As the King of all Gods, Amon-Ra is considered the most powerful figure in Egyptian mythology. The temple of Amon-Ra ...

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The color on this wine is crazy. Super dark and concentrated. The nose showed a little sweetness alongside some boysenberries, and a black and whit... Read more

Excellent nose of blackberry and pepper. Big fruit, just gobs of flavors rolling around the tongue. Outstanding wine! Amazingly rich and elegant. W... Read more

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

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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
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4.50 5
05/15/2009

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


Snooth User: regularguy
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5.00 5
02/06/2008

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


Snooth User: harman012001
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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.


External Reviews for Amon-Ra Amon Ra Shiraz

External Review
05/19/2011

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.


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
05/19/2011

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.


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
01/17/2009

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
05/19/2011

Ripe and smoky, a blast of cherry, dried blueberry, roasted meat and licorice flavors that power through the dense, ultraripe finish. A brawny wine that needs time to settle down. Best after 2010.


External Review
05/19/2011

This dense ruby/purple-colored wine exhibits a sweet nose of vanilla, graphite, blackberry, and cassis. Full-bodied and pure, with decent acidity and a moderately tannic, silky finish, it is accessible enough to be drunk now, but will be even better in 1-3 years. It should last for a dozen years or more.


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Winemaker's Notes:

As the King of all Gods, Amon-Ra is considered the most powerful figure in Egyptian mythology. The temple of Amon-Ra is recorded as the birthplace of commercial winemaking, having the first ever large scale vineyard grown specifically to make wine for the citizens of the temple. Variety: Dry-grown 100-110 year-old Shiraz vines (100%) Region: 100% Barossa Valley (Northern Ebenezer region) Fermentation: Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged 3 times daily. Completed primary and MLF in oak and then matured for 15 months in oak, matured on lees to maintain fruit profile and animation, minimal SO2. Topped up every 3 weeks. Oak: 14 months in 100% new oak of which 20% is American and 80% French (70% hogsheads & 30% barriques) Yield: 0.25 - 1 ton per acre (0.1- 0.4 ton per hectare) Bottled unfiltered Tasting Note: Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blackberry, cherry, nutmeg and intense spice. The wine is voluptuous and yet seamlessly elegant. Supple tannins complement richness and viscosity. It is slightly more fruit driven than the 2004 Amon-Ra. Whereas the 2004 displayed purity and elegance at release, the 2005 will require a little more time to settle down in bottle. The tannin structure and sheer fruit weight of the wine will enable long-term cellaring from 12-18 years. Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.49 Total Acidity: 7.13g/l Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l 2005 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Vintage Report The 2005 vintage has provided us with exceptional reds - all wines capturing the essence of the Barossa Valley and all are reflective of the year. One of the mildest growing seasons on record enabled us to leave our shiraz on the vine until early April, allowing the fruit to be harvested with intense colour and ripe tannin. The 2005s are more fruit forward than the 2004s and have slightly tighter, 'muscular' tannins with longer cellaring potential. It was a pleasure to be able to create wines in such perfect conditions.

As the King of all Gods, Amon-Ra is considered the most powerful figure in Egyptian mythology. The temple of Amon-Ra is recorded as the birthplace of commercial winemaking, having the first ever large scale vineyard grown specifically to make wine for the citizens of the temple. Variety: Dry-grown 100-110 year-old Shiraz vines (100%) Region: 100% Barossa Valley (Northern Ebenezer region) Fermentation: Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged 3 times daily. Completed primary and MLF in oak and then matured for 15 months in oak, matured on lees to maintain fruit profile and animation, minimal SO2. Topped up every 3 weeks. Oak: 14 months in 100% new oak of which 20% is American and 80% French (70% hogsheads & 30% barriques) Yield: 0.25 - 1 ton per acre (0.1- 0.4 ton per hectare) Bottled unfiltered Tasting Note: Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blackberry, cherry, nutmeg and intense spice. The wine is voluptuous and yet seamlessly elegant. Supple tannins complement richness and viscosity. It is slightly more fruit driven than the 2004 Amon-Ra. Whereas the 2004 displayed purity and elegance at release, the 2005 will require a little more time to settle down in bottle. The tannin structure and sheer fruit weight of the wine will enable long-term cellaring from 12-18 years. Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.49 Total Acidity: 7.13g/l Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l 2005 Glaetzer Barossa Valley Vintage Report The 2005 vintage has provided us with exceptional reds - all wines capturing the essence of the Barossa Valley and all are reflective of the year. One of the mildest growing seasons on record enabled us to leave our shiraz on the vine until early April, allowing the fruit to be harvested with intense colour and ripe tannin. The 2005s are more fruit forward than the 2004s and have slightly tighter, 'muscular' tannins with longer cellaring potential. It was a pleasure to be able to create wines in such perfect conditions.

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