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2004 Glaetzer - Shiraz Amon-Ra Barossa Valley

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA /
  • 99 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 73521-2004-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Deep garnet-black in color, the 2004 Amon-Ra exudes lovely dark fruit, spice box and anise notes over kirsch, creme de cassis and mincemeat, plus a savory and meaty whiff. Full-bodied, it is generous and rich in the mouth with bright acid and a medium-firm level of fine-grained tannins. It finishes long and fine. Drink it now until 2022+.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($80; from vines between 100 and 120 years of age) 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 wine's purity of fruit, along with its precision and richness, made it one of the most dramatic wines of my tastings. (Epicurean Wines, Seattle, WA)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: July/August 2006
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Called after the Egyptian king of all gods and made from vines more than 100 years old and hand-reared with malolactic in oak and all the trimmings. Unfiltered.Very sweet and almost syrupy with pronounced acidity. Ultra-modern as opposed to the classicism of the wine immediately above. Tannins quite obtrusive at the moment. Glamorous but jagged. A wine to admire rather than glug perhaps. Drying, sandpaper finish with quite a bit of heat.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Ripe and smoky, a blast of cherry, dried blueberry, roasted meat and licorice flavors that power through the dense, ultraripe finish. A brawny wine that needs time to settle down. 1,000 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: MVerble
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: kevinfarnham
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Naperwino
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: RickF
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Good bottle. Strong leather and mineral notes to counterbalance the round fruit. Consensus winner of the flight of four shiraz.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2018
    Author: DartAdam
  • Self | Rating:

    Huge, bing cherry but very smooth. Decanted for 2 hours and everything opened up... Still has 10-15 years...
    Author: Jim W NYC
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Tasty but a little straightforward for me
    Author: John Yoyodyne
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 885 bottles owned
  • 192 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 192 collectors)