Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2012
- Barossa Valley
- WA97, WS93
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2012 Amon Ra reveals intense notes of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry compote and licorice with nuances of cloves, allspice, chocolate box and salami as well as a whiff of espresso. The 100% Shiraz palate offers a beast of a wine that is densely packed with black fruit and baking spice flavors and is supported with firm, grainy tannins and crisp acid through to a finish with excellent persistence. - WA97
Supple and expressive, layered with clove- and nutmeg-accented cherry and floral flavors, coming together seamlessly on the sleek finish. Has integrity and depth. Best from 2015 through 2020 - WS93
Darkly concentrated and rich yet maintaining poise and freshness, the 2012 Amon-Ra displays masses of dark fruit and spice on the nose and an alluring depth and structure on the palate. Notes and black licorice, blackcurrant and dark cherry lead into firm, finely grained tannin and impressive length. A wine destined to impress and reward with long term cellaring.- Winemaker's Notes
Glaetzer Wines is a wine producer in the Barossa Valley region of South Australia. It was founded in 1995 by Colin Glaetzer, and is now run by his son Ben, and best known for its red wines based largely on Shiraz, which display ripe, supple fruit, soft tannins, and a combination of ageability and approachability.
The range of wines is headed by Amon-Ra, Glaetzer's flagship Shiraz. Robert Parker gave the 2003 vintage a score of 96-100, which helped establish it as one of the most sought-after and expensive Australian wines. The Anaperenna wine (formerly Goldolphin), a Shiraz – Cabernet blend, is made in the same way as Amon-Ra in small open-topped fermenters, aged for 16 months in new (predominantly French) oak 300-litre hogsheads and is then bottled without filtration. Also included in the Glaetzer range are Bishop, a Shiraz, and Wallace, a Shiraz – Grenache blend. Information from Wine Searchers