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Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa 2003

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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 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. The 2003 vintage in the Barossa was dominated by a single rainfall event in late February. Over 90% of the Shiraz berries split as a result of water uptake. The following intense heat caused massive dehydration, limiting the degree of balanced ripening. The decision was made to leave our Amon-Ra fruit on the vine until late April in an attempt to allow flavour development. This risk proved effective, the resultant wine shows a vibrant black/purple colour, with aromas of pepper, plum and lifted, animated fruit. Matured for 14 months in 80% French oak (largely from small Burgundian coopers), and 20% American oak which has been French coopered. A firm structure of ripe and supple tannins provide support to lashings of blackcurrant and nutmeg. The tannin structure and sheer fruit weight of the wine will enable long-term cellaring. Technical Details Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.59 Acidity: 6.7 g/l Residual Sugar: 0.8g/l

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Amon-Ra:
Amon-Ra is a wine produced by Ben Glaetzer at Glaetzer Vineyards in South Australia. The wine is named for the Egyptian god whose temple was the first to offer wine for its worshippers. The eye on the label is the symbol of Horus (wedjat, “whole one”), which ancient Egyptians used for protection. The six parts of the eye represent the six senses. Ben Glaetzer created the wine with... Read more
Amon-Ra is a wine produced by Ben Glaetzer at Glaetzer Vineyards in South Australia. The wine is named for the Egyptian god whose temple was the first to offer wine for its worshippers. The eye on the label is the symbol of Horus (wedjat, “whole one”), which ancient Egyptians used for protection. The six parts of the eye represent the six senses. Ben Glaetzer created the wine with all the senses in mind, hoping to appeal to each in their own way.  Read less

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Snooth User: shulmeister
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12/29/2007

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External Reviews for Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2003 - Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Tasted just before bottling, this fabulous Shiraz, made from a 98- to110-year-old dry-farmed vineyard in the northern Ebenezer sector of Barossa, was cropped at .12-1 ton of fruit per acre. Aged 15 mo... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 750ml



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. The 2003 vintage in the Barossa was dominated by a single rainfall event in late February. Over 90% of the Shiraz berries split as a result of water uptake. The following intense heat caused massive dehydration, limiting the degree of balanced ripening. The decision was made to leave our Amon-Ra fruit on the vine until late April in an attempt to allow flavour development. This risk proved effective, the resultant wine shows a vibrant black/purple colour, with aromas of pepper, plum and lifted, animated fruit. Matured for 14 months in 80% French oak (largely from small Burgundian coopers), and 20% American oak which has been French coopered. A firm structure of ripe and supple tannins provide support to lashings of blackcurrant and nutmeg. The tannin structure and sheer fruit weight of the wine will enable long-term cellaring. Technical Details Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.59 Acidity: 6.7 g/l Residual Sugar: 0.8g/l

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