Amon-Ra Shiraz 2005

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Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.49 Total Acidity: 7.13g/l Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l

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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.


External Reviews for Amon-Ra Shiraz

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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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Not for nothing did the 2005 Amon-Ra receive 98 points from the Wine Advocate. It's supple and rich, with a finish that lasted for at least a full minute (broken when I could no longer resist the temptation and had to take another sip!). Amazing complexity - layer upon layer of flavors unfold as the wine rolls around your mouth. Bright cherry deepens into black currant, black berry, toasted vanilla and a smattering of oak, finishing off with deep, black and stinging white pepper spice notes. Absolute perfection!


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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 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 10-15 years to fully evolve and should easily last through 2040.


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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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

From a single vineyard in the Ebenezer region, this is simply stupendous stuff. It is a bit Port-like in its rich layers of blackberry fruit, but it also displays great freshness and drive, giving it a juicy, fresh fruit character that's accented even more by dustings of pepper and dried spices. A beautiful marriage of drinkability and ageability; drink now-2020.


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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.49 Total Acidity: 7.13g/l Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.49 Total Acidity: 7.13g/l Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l

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