Glaetzer

Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz

9.359 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Smokey on the nose and all over, charred meat and blackberry compote, but all fully resolved. We quietly sucked down 2 bottles over dessert and cheese but hell if this wasn’t the best match for fleur-de-sel laced dark chocolate I ever had. Fully resolved, delicious and unlikely to get better.

Smokey on the nose and all over, charred meat and blackberry compote, but all fully resolved. We quietly sucked down 2 bottles over dessert and cheese but hell if this wasn’t the best match for fleur-de-sel laced dark chocolate I ever had. Fully resolved, delicious and unlikely to get better.

Jun 21st, 2020
Bob McDonald

Coffee (oak notes) along with blackberry plum and chocolate on nose and palate. Has settled down after 11 years. Much more pleasurable than the 2008 Stonewell had recently which had too much prune.

Coffee (oak notes) along with blackberry plum and chocolate on nose and palate. Has settled down after 11 years. Much more pleasurable than the 2008 Stonewell had recently which had too much prune.

Aug 24th, 2017
Ron R
9.2

Very solid. A smidge tart on the finish.

Very solid. A smidge tart on the finish.

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Tobin Trevarthen

A new discovery for me. Wow. Subtle tannins. Elements of tootsie roll, cola, rhubarb.

A new discovery for me. Wow. Subtle tannins. Elements of tootsie roll, cola, rhubarb.

May 30th, 2017
Ron R
9.3

Powerful nose of blueberry pie and barrel toast.
First thing that hits the palette are crunchy tannins. Then the linzer torte rush hits you, chased by all spice and cinnamon. It's all rather brash, but we are very much enjoying this old favorite. 14.5% abv is quite restrained for the Aussies.

Powerful nose of blueberry pie and barrel toast.
First thing that hits the palette are crunchy tannins. Then the linzer torte rush hits you, chased by all spice and cinnamon. It's all rather brash, but we are very much enjoying this old favorite. 14.5% abv is quite restrained for the Aussies.

Nov 20th, 2016
Jens Hoogstad

96/100

96/100

Jul 12th, 2014
Pasi Ketolainen

88p

Jan 10th, 2014
Brent Young

Bottle Variation

First bottle, 3 months ago, was quite advanced in 👀👃👅, but with no other flaws (no oxidation/spoilage/or TCA taint)

2nd bottle:

DAY 1
Served with the Vinloq System
👀Dark ruby./purple. Youthful
👃Sweet fruit
👅Fruit forward with blurry flavors. Dry tannins with slight heat. Paired nicely with wagyu beef

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 14
👃Spicy blackberry, anise, chalk, & dried fruit
👅Purple fruit, anise & chocolate. Not complex but tasty. Finishes spicy with some heat. Balanced sweetness. Lowish acidity. Nice wine 🍷

This second bottle was what I expected. What caused the first bottle to be so advanced?

Bottle Variation

First bottle, 3 months ago, was quite advanced in 👀👃👅, but with no other flaws (no oxidation/spoilage/or TCA taint)

2nd bottle:

DAY 1
Served with the Vinloq System
👀Dark ruby./purple. Youthful
👃Sweet fruit
👅Fruit forward with blurry flavors. Dry tannins with slight heat. Paired nicely with wagyu beef

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 14
👃Spicy blackberry, anise, chalk, & dried fruit
👅Purple fruit, anise & chocolate. Not complex but tasty. Finishes spicy with some heat. Balanced sweetness. Lowish acidity. Nice wine 🍷

This second bottle was what I expected. What caused the first bottle to be so advanced?

Jul 25th, 2022
Brent Young

I love Australian Shiraz, especially with 10+ years of age. However, this bottle was advanced more than I expected

👀Purple color with clear browning
👃Dried cherries, anise, dark chocolate with a hint of volatility
👅Same dried cherries, maybe slightly stewed, and anise/allspice. Good acidity. Was generally drinking pretty well

I have a few bottles so I will check in on another one soon to see if this was an outlier. I was expecting this to be at the front of a long drinking window. Was this a volatile acidity issue?

I love Australian Shiraz, especially with 10+ years of age. However, this bottle was advanced more than I expected

👀Purple color with clear browning
👃Dried cherries, anise, dark chocolate with a hint of volatility
👅Same dried cherries, maybe slightly stewed, and anise/allspice. Good acidity. Was generally drinking pretty well

I have a few bottles so I will check in on another one soon to see if this was an outlier. I was expecting this to be at the front of a long drinking window. Was this a volatile acidity issue?

Apr 21st, 2022
Nick Damiano

Big dark fruits, blackberry, black cherry, plum, little heat.

Big dark fruits, blackberry, black cherry, plum, little heat.

Jul 16th, 2021