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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2007
Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2007
(search item no. 98597)
collectible wine
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 75% Shiraz and 25% Grenache.

Glaetzer Wallace is a wine greater than the sum of its parts - a fusion of Shiraz and Grenache, which is a traditional blend in the Barossa Valley. Ripe, peppery old-vine Shiraz dominates and adds weight, texture and fleshy richness to the palate. The Grenache adds sweet cherry, toffee and earthy characters. Parcels of premium fruit are picked at full ripeness for vibrant color, with an abundance of juicy, berry flavours and spice. The wine shows the elegance and finesse which underpins the Glaetzer style. Our Grenache clone is light in color, almost Rose like, yet provides a huge level of tannin extraction and therefore lends itself to blend with Shiraz. The Grenache provides mid-palate richness and a strawberry/cherry like characteristic on the palate and the Shiraz provides tightness and focus. In 2007 Grenache proved to be a stand-out consistent variety and has allowed us to maintain the continuity of the Wallace style.

"The 2007 Wallace is a blend of 75% Shiraz and 25% Grenache aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Deep crimson-colored, it reveals a fragrant bouquet of cedar, scorched earth, pencil lead, black cherry, and blueberry. On the palate it has an elegant personality with racy, slightly tart, fruit flavors, good concentration, and a silky finish. Drink this excellent value through 2017." 90 Points
Wine Advocate
February 2009

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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.