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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!
Robust flavors, well aged and unfiltered wine. This is a complex bold peppery wine excellent with steak and mushrooms. Earthy foods.
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.
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.
External Reviews for Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Australian Shiraz
Amon-Ra has become one of Australiaandrsquo;s icon wines. Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80andndash;120 years and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre, the 2006 Amon-Ra was aged for 15 months in new French and American oak. The wine is a thick, glass-coating, purple/black in color. The aromas cover a wide range of scents including smoke, vanilla, pepper, Asian spices, coconut, espresso, blueberry, and chocolate. Thick, rich, layered, and complete, this monumental wine offers extraordinary intensity and length. It requires 10andndash;15 years to fully evolve and should easily last through 2040.
Inky ruby. Exotically perfumed nose displays ripe blueberry, boysenberry, cinnamon, wilted flowers and patchouli; smells like a head shop. Chewy dark berry flavors soften with air, ultimately offering superb clarity and a velvety texture. Becomes sweeter on the finish, with slowly building tannins adding an impression of structure to this sexy fruit bomb. This is the style that made the Barossa famous.
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.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley Magnum - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 1500 ml.
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 2001 Shiraz, which was aged in 100% new American oak pungeons (foudres), was to be bottled without filtration. It exhibits abundant amounts of concentrated cassis and blackberry fruit intermixed with subtle touches of licorice, dried herbs, and smoke. There is great fruit on the attack, mid-palate, and finish as well as considerable glycerin, a compelling opulence, admirable purity, and a long, 30-second finish. It is a terrific, youthful, yet accessible Shiraz to consume during its first 10-12 years of life. This offering was bottled shortly after I tasted it. It will be released in late 2002 or early 2003. The private label of Ben Glaetzer, the Egyptian name refers to a temple that historically was believed to have had the largest vineyard in ancient Egypt.
This is a big monster of a Shiraz. Very compact but already velvety. 2013-2014.
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