This is a wine that will reward you for decades, and still (in a wine world dominated by £1000 Bordeaux's) provides a huge amount of bang for your buck. With fruit from vines up to 130 years old from the famous Ebeneezer district of Barossa, this wine is a masterclass in how to achieve balance and elegance in a full bodied wine, but more than that, it's downright delicious!
Ben Glaetzer has more than secured his place in the Aussie hall of fame and his wines are very rightly sought after across the world. 'Deep purple in youth, this wine will evolve to a lovely dark red hue with maturation. The nose displays blood plum showing hints of dark cherries and dried garden herbs. The palate is rich and mouthcoating yet with the balance, finesse and elegance that epitomises Amon-Ra. An earthy spice complements the brooding dark fruit flavours. This is a wine that will develop beautifully with long-term cellaring through to 2045.' – Ben Glaetzer
FROM THE PRESS
“...it offers classic notes of blackberries and spice, framed by hints of cedar and vanilla (it’s aged in 100% new oak hogsheads, mostly French). It’s full-bodied yet crisp, supple but tight and really long. Offering lovely dark fruit, hints of espresso and black olive, it finishes mouthwatering and firm. Give it some time in the cellar and drink it from 2025 – 2040. 96+ points. ”Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate September 2021
“Gloss and polish of superb black fruits, framed in superfine tannins are Ben Glaetzer’s hallmarks. He continues to hone his talent at sustaining brightness and freshness, even in northern Barossa Shiraz of monumental proportions. This represents one of his finest works yet. Bitter dark chocolate oak holds an enticing finish that ricochets with inky black fruits and licorice. 96 points. ”Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion 2022