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. In previous years we've had cripplingly small amounts land at our door, but, in one of the only silver linings of the current crisis, we've been able to get in early and scoop up some stock that would have normally gone to other markets, and in a 98 point vintage no less!
FROM THE PRESS
“Certainly one of the best vintages of young Amon Ra I've ever tasted, the 2018 Amon Ra Shiraz is a stupendous effort. From old vines in the Ebenezer section of the northern Barossa, it starts off with a whirlwind of mocha, blackberry and dried spices, then actually gets more red-fruited as it sits in the glass. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated without being jammy or overdone, the wine finishes long and savory, framed by dusty tannins and mouthwatering black olives. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer compares 2018 to 2004 (which continues to drink well). Expect the 2018 to drink well young, but easily age through 2035, perhaps longer.”Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate