2014 Amon-Ra Shiraz Glaetzer



Glaetzer’s Amon-Ra Shiraz is always one of the most consistently exceptional wines made in Australia. This vintage has received 96+ points from Wine Advocate, the publication’s second highest score for an Australian wine from 2014. Lisa Perrotti-Brown describes it asa great contender for wine of the vintage! And in light of the wine’s ability to age and propensity to be up-scored when re-tasted, that is a very strong possibility.

 

Rated as “Outstanding” by Langton’s Classification; the benchmark for Australian fine wine. Langton’s says of the Amon-Ra Shiraz: “It’s deeply concentrated, rich and voluminous with chocolaty tannins and plenty of length. Power, structure and generosity are hallmarks of the style.” That deep concentration comes from low-yielding 50 to 130-year old vines that produce the incredible fruit that go into this in-demand wine.

 

It clearly impressed critic Josh Raynolds, who said this “big boy” has “an explosively perfumed bouquet” and awarded it 94 points, the highest score for an Australian 2014 on Vinous at time of writing.

 

Lisa Perrotti-Brown said of the hot and low-yielding 2014 vintage in Barossa: “There are some excellent, ripe, intense wines that are right up there with the 2012s.” Which puts this up alongside Glaetzer’s Amon-Ra 2012 (now sold out), which was awarded 97+ points; the second highest-ever score for this wine.

 

However, Ben Glaetzer warns that the vintage “resulted in spectacular wines albeit in short supply.” So fans of the very best of New World winemaking will want to snap this up while availability lasts...

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£240.00

Average critic rating : 95.0 points

96

96

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Amon-Ra Shiraz has a youthfully mute nose, offering glimpses at the blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice core, plus suggestions of dark chocolate, cigar boxes, fertile earth and baking spices. The full-bodied palate delivers concentrated, muscular blackberry and earth flavors with plenty of freshness and a beautiful backbone of finely grained tannins, finishing with commendable persistence and layers. This is a great contender for wine of the vintage! Jun 2016, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2018-2032

94

94

(aged for 14 months in new oak, 90% French and the rest American): Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe blueberry, cherry-cola, incense and vanilla, with a suave floral overtone building in the glass. Stains the palate with sweet, deeply concentrated black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors, with juicy acidity providing shape and lift. Vanilla, mocha and dark fruit liqueur notes cling on a strikingly long, expansive finish framed by supple tannins. This big boy is wearing its 15.5% alcohol gracefully and while it won't win any prizes for delicacy, fans of the type--which includes this writer when the wine is done right--will adore it. Mar 2016, www.vinous.com, Drink: 2022-2029

The fruit that was coaxed through until picking in March has resulted in spectacular wines albeit in short supply. The 2014 wines have incredible flavour intensity, depth and personality with lifted purity and floral character on the nose.Deep, dark purple in colour. The nose is a lavish assortment of chocolate, blackcurrant and mixed dried spice. The palate is full bodied and multidimensional. black fruits with hints of charcoal and graphite sit in equilibrium with balanced savoury tannin. this is a beauty that can be cellared for many decades. Cellaring potential 20+ years.

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