2004 Glaetzer - The Bishop 750ml

Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

IWC 91(+?)   Collector 85
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

($47; from 40-to-80-year-old vines, young by the standards of this producer) Saturated violet. Inky, primal blackberry, cassis and cherry pit on the nose. Powerful and dense, with a structured impression of dark cherry, candied plum and sweet tobacco. This has a serious foundation of concentrated dark fruits and tannins, but there's also impressive sweetness. Finishes weighty, sweet and long, with a note of bitter chocolate. One for the cellar.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 127

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: Wingman
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 06/23/2014
Drink Dates: 2006-2017

Rating: 85
Author: VJW
Trust Rating: 50
Tasted On: 03/16/2009

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Rating: 85
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/27/2011
Done, dead, maybe over the hill.

0 of 1 people found this review useful.


Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

452 bottles owned by 171 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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