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Glaetzer Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Label Slightly Cellar Damaged 2004

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The wine is a seamless fusion of two varieties, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. An intriguing nose of chocolate, crushed herbs, cedar, blackberries and smoke leads into a tightly focused palate with fine-granied tannin and incredible density. The finish is fresh and lively, with flavours that linger. The 2004 is very similar to the 2003 although as with Amon-Ra, the 2004 Godolphin is a little larger and will take a little longer to fully integrate. Potential cellaring of 12-14 years.

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Glaetzer Wines Pty Ltd:
Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he’s passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. It is the pinnacle of Colin's 30-year career with achievements such as his creation of the revered Barossa Valley Estates E & E Black Pepper Shiraz. The birth of Glaetzer Wines also signalled a new era for Colin’s family which boasts more th... Read more
Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he’s passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. It is the pinnacle of Colin's 30-year career with achievements such as his creation of the revered Barossa Valley Estates E & E Black Pepper Shiraz. The birth of Glaetzer Wines also signalled a new era for Colin’s family which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers. The clan includes Colin, his oenology-trained wife Judith, twin brother/winemaker John, and five winemakers among the couple's three sons and their wives! The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. The family left Germany on board the Nord-Deutscher Lloyd steamer “Habsburg” and took seven weeks to reach their final destination of Port Adelaide. From here they settled in a country town called Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley where they started their new life in Australia. The family were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley and the current generation is firmly entrenched in the family wine business. Read less

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04/02/2010

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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
05/22/2011

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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 wineandrsquo;s purity of fruit, along with its precision and richness, made it one of the most dramatic wines of my tastings.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2004 Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley Australien Region: South Australia Apellation: South Australia Syrah 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
09/28/2010

The finest of this trio is the flagship cuvee, the 2004 Shiraz produced from 80- to 150-year-old dry farmed vineyards in the northern Ebenezer sector of the Barossa. Aged 16 months in French oak and American hogsheads, this larger-than-life, fascinat... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Amon-Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley Magnum - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 1500 ml.


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The wine is a seamless fusion of two varieties, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. An intriguing nose of chocolate, crushed herbs, cedar, blackberries and smoke leads into a tightly focused palate with fine-granied tannin and incredible density. The finish is fresh and lively, with flavours that linger. The 2004 is very similar to the 2003 although as with Amon-Ra, the 2004 Godolphin is a little larger and will take a little longer to fully integrate. Potential cellaring of 12-14 years.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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