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The 2007 Wallace is a blend of 75% Shiraz and 25% Grenache aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Deep crimson-colored, it reveals... Read more
Bright and lively, with a fresh feel to the red cherry, raspberry and spice aromas and flavors, lingering expressively against refined tannins. Dri... Read more
This is mainly Shiraz, with only 20-25% Grenache, and it acts more like a Shiraz than a blend, offering up aromas of blueberries, tar and roasted m... Read more
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The 2007 Wallace is a blend of 75% Shiraz and 25% Grenache aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Deep crimson-colored, it reveals a fragrant bouquet of cedar, scorched earth, pencil lead, black cherry, and blueberry. On the palate it has an elegant personality with racy, slightly tart, fruit flavors, good concentration, and a silky finish. Drink this excellent value through 2017. Star winemaker Ben Glaetzer sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in northern Barossa Valley. Many knowledgeable experts consider this the finest sub-region of Barossa.
Bright and lively, with a fresh feel to the red cherry, raspberry and spice aromas and flavors, lingering expressively against refined tannins. Drink now through 2012.
This is mainly Shiraz, with only 20-25% Grenache, and it acts more like a Shiraz than a blend, offering up aromas of blueberries, tar and roasted meats. Hints of mint, vanilla and cedar complete the picture. Dense and thickly textured, it should drink well over the next 5-7 years.
Inky ruby color. Pungent aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola and dried violet. Tangy and sharply focused, offering bright red and dark berry flavors, a silky texture and gentle tannins. Quite rich but there's an elegant seamless quality to this wine that reminds me of New World pinot noir. Finishes with good nervy lift and spicy cut.
Deep red. Smoky black raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by zesty white pepper and minerals; showing its grenache side today. Silky and sweet, with deep red berry preserve flavors, fully absorbed tannins and good bite. Leaves an exotic candied licorice note behind on the vibrant, juicy finish, which strongly repeats the red berry tone.
The 2006 Wallace, tasted from a barrel sample, is a 70% Shiraz, 30% Grenache blend with an identical oak treatment. The 2006 is more structured than the 2005 but they could otherwise pass as identical twins. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio!
Sweetly fragrant, with hints of white pepper and stone fruit that veer toward cherries and spice on the palate. The silky texture is a treat, with just enough tart acidity on the finish for balance. Drink now-2010.
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