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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2010
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2010
(search item no. 113961)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark purple with youthful hues on release, the nose is a compelling mix of dark stone fruits, coffee and blackberries. The 2010 is supremely focused yet rich and rewarding on the palate. The flavors are intense yet restrained, showing brooding dark fruit characters, with cracked pepper hints, some minerality and great complexity. The astounding purity of expression of expression and multilayered structure will allow this wine to mature with elegance for decades to come.
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About Glaetzer:

The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. From here, they settled in a country town called Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley where they started their new life in Australia. The family were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley and the current generation is firmly entrenched in the family wine business.

Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he's passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. The birth of Glaetzer Wines signalled a new era for Colin's family which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers. The clan includes Colin, his oenology-trained wife Judith, twin brother/winemaker John, and five winemakers among the couple's three sons and their wives.

With the 2004 vintage, Ben Glaetzer took over winemaking at Glaetzer and brought his own flagship wines, Amon Ra and Godolphin, into the fold. Young Glaetzer has implemented many changes at the winery, particularly with regard to harvesting upon physiological ripeness vs. analysis, longer skin contact and the use of the highest possible quality oak barrels.