Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Australian Shiraz 2006

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97-100 points Robert Parker: ''Amon-Ra has become one of Australia's icon wines. Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from v...

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Powerful and intense in fruits. Complex and ample structure with notes of vanilla and chocolat. It grew continually in the decanter during 1 hour o... Read more

Robust flavors, well aged and unfiltered wine. This is a complex bold peppery wine excellent with steak and mushrooms. Earthy foods. Read more

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... Read more

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Snooth User: andduarte
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5.00 5
04/23/2011

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!


Snooth User: Carrie Larose
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5.00 5
06/22/2009

Robust flavors, well aged and unfiltered wine. This is a complex bold peppery wine excellent with steak and mushrooms. Earthy foods.


Snooth User: willson
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5.00 5
01/28/2008

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.


Snooth User: steve1000
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4.50 5
04/27/2009

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.

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  • Snooth User: slaw
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    5.00 5
    03/07/2010

    One of the finest wine I ever tasted. Great nose, great palate and excellent balance.


    External Reviews for Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Australian Shiraz

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    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    01/10/2013

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    01/10/2013

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Smooth, round and spicy, with star anise and soy sauce overtones to the rich cherry and toast flavors, lingering on the generous finish. Has depth and impressive detail. Best from 2008 through 2015.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    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.


    External Review
    08/18/2012

    Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley Magnum - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 1500 ml.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    01/04/2012

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    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.


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    05/25/2008

    Winemaker's Notes:

    97-100 points Robert Parker: ''Amon-Ra has become one of Australia's icon wines. Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80-120 years and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre, the 2006 Amon-Ra was aged for 15 months in ne'

    97-100 points Robert Parker: ''Amon-Ra has become one of Australia's icon wines. Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80-120 years and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre, the 2006 Amon-Ra was aged for 15 months in ne'

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