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Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Australian Shiraz 2006
Powerful and intense in fruits. Complex and ample structure with notes of vanilla and chocolat. It grew continually in the decanter during 1 hour openning to new nuances. Very persistent in mouth (more than 35 seconds in my count). One of the 5 best wines I've ever tried!
Barossa Valley perfection, but very young. If you have the patience and the cellar, pick up this tremendous offering from Ben Glaetzer and hold on to it up to up to 30 years.
Robust flavors, well aged and unfiltered wine. This is a complex bold peppery wine excellent with steak and mushrooms. Earthy foods.
Yes, it's as good as you have heard. Crazy dense, concentrated, with many layers of flavor that I will let the winegeeks debate in fruity metaphor, the real accomplishment of this wine is BALANCE! Think about it: Making a dark, extracted, ripe wine from old vines in Australia? (OK, that's good...) Taming all that alcohol and tannin and engineering a wine that has focus, and is velvety, and has an ease about it? (that's Genius!) Great for BIG RED Lover's and probably a great value when compared to other ultra-high rated reds from California and France.
One of the finest wine I ever tasted. Great nose, great palate and excellent balance.
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Saturated violet. Amazingly complex bouquet of creme de cassis, candied blackberry, fresh flowers, cocoa powder and minerals. Pulls off the feat of being dense and sweet but also bright and lively, with potent dark berry, kirsch and licorice candy flavors that deepen with air. The tannins, if you can find them under the mountain of flavor, are fine-grained and wonderfully supple. This wine's purity of fruit, along with its precision and richness, made it one of the most dramatic wines of my tastings.
Firm, but remarkably generous and pure, with richly articulated cherry, raspberry jam and licorice flavors that linger impressively on the meaty finish. Needs time to sort itself out. Best after 2008.
Deep garnet, the 2006 Amon-Ra opens with a really earthy, meaty and gamey nose scented of slightly burnt toast, tar, licorice and after a few minutes a little menthol. Full and rich, the palate has dried mulberries and spice flavors alongside very crisp acid, medium levels of chewy tannins before finishing long. Drink it now until 2020+.
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.
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.
The 2002 Barossa Shiraz (from yields of .5 tons of fruit per acre) was fermented in both French and American wood, left on its lees during malolactic as well as for three months after. Aged in 100% new American oak, it will be bottled without filtration. The inky blue/purple/black color is accompanied by aromas of creosote, scorched earth, black as well as blueberries, creme de cassis, and subtle vanilla. The extraordinary aromatics are followed by a wine of size, power, great richness, delineation, and amazing depth as well as intensity. The finish lasts more than a minute. This exquisite 2002 is one of the most compelling offerings I tasted in the overall impressive performance of the 2001 and 2002 South Australian vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. This is a wow-wow wine!
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley Magnum - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 1500 ml.
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