Glaetzer 2017 Amon-Ra Unfiltered Shiraz

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Winemaker Notes

Brooding, vibrant black with bright purple hues. Absolute purity, black fruit aromas complemented by notes of fragrant spice. Seamless, rich and full-bodied with black plum flavors intermingling with dried spice and finely balanced supple tannin. Impressive yet restrained.

Critical Acclaim

RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A profound example of Ebenezer fruit and skilled winemaking, the 2017 Amon Ra Shiraz is full-bodied and velvety in texture, picking up more nuances the longer it sits in the glass. Floral and mint notes appear on the nose, along with a mix of raspberries, blackberries and baking spices. There's plenty of new oak, but it's been mostly absorbed into the wine, leaving a drink that's rich and sumptuous. And just when you think it's over, a bit of licorice appears on the long finish to add a pleasant finale.
V 95

Glass-staining purple. Deeply pitched aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry-cola, licorice and violet are sharpened by a peppery nuance. Alluringly sweet and broad on the palate, offering lush black and blue fruit preserve, floral pastille, mocha and vanilla flavors that slowly firm up through the back half. Finishes on a smoky note, with superb persistence, youthfully chewy tannins and a lingering suggestion of blackberry preserves.

JS 92
James Suckling
This is a very bold, rich statement of ripe blackberries and plums, swathed in spicy oak. Chocolate and sweet-earth notes and a spear of lemon-like acidity through firm, assertive tannins.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Fresh herb and earth notes add a savory edge to the dense, toothsome core of spiced plum and cassis flavors. Black tea, white pepper and sarsaparilla details linger on the finish, with thick, velvety tannins. Drink now through 2034.