Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz-Grenache 2006

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This was a lot more acidic than I remember when I first tasted it, It needs a steak to balance it out. Alone it is ok but a little off balance. Read more

Excellent showing of Barossa's darling Shiraz. Deep spiciness mingles with juicy fruits. Even better the next day! Read more

Another knock out from one of my favorite producers from Australia! The Wallace by Ben Glaetzer is named so as it is the old family name of Ben's g... Read more

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Snooth User: connie7899
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3.00 5
05/09/2009

This was a lot more acidic than I remember when I first tasted it, It needs a steak to balance it out. Alone it is ok but a little off balance.


Snooth User: azygos
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4.00 5
03/27/2009

Excellent showing of Barossa's darling Shiraz. Deep spiciness mingles with juicy fruits. Even better the next day!


Snooth User: WhatsNewinBooze
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4.00 5
08/23/2009

Another knock out from one of my favorite producers from Australia! The Wallace by Ben Glaetzer is named so as it is the old family name of Ben's grandmother Judith whose ancestors hailed from town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. The wine itself is infusion of two classic grapes, Shiraz and Grenache, from the prestigious sub-region of Ebenezer in the Barossa Valley. Aged in used French and American oak for 14 months this blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Grenache has ripe aromas of cracked pepper, blueberries and toffee. The palate is balanced between the Shiraz, which contributes weight, texture and richness with flavors black berry and blueberry. While the Grenache adds sweet cherry, strawberry and earthy characters. This wine is definitely drinking well now but if you do cellar it would be a very nice treat in about 5 years.


External Reviews for Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz-Grenache

External Review
01/04/2012

Crisp and lively, with black olive and blackberry flavors mingling on the lean structure. The flavors persist nicely. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
02/25/2010

Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz / Grenache 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (14 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Glaetzer WinesRebsorte: 70% Shiraz, 30% Grenache Restzucker: 0,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 6,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
05/22/2011

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!


External Review
05/22/2011

Crisp and lively, with black olive and blackberry flavors mingling on the lean structure. The flavors persist nicely. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
05/22/2011

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.


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