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Glaetzer Wallace 2008
Robert Parker 90
"The 2008 Wallace is a blend of 80% Shiraz from 45-130 year old vines and 20% bush vine Grenache from 75 year old vines located in the prime Ebenezer district of Barossa. Yields were a meager 1.5 tons per acre. Dark ruby-colored, it has an alluring bouquet of smoke, violets, incense, black cherry, and blueberry. The wine has a bit of underlying structure, medium to full-body, plenty of sweet fruit, but a slightly  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #2074
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Robert Parker 90
"The 2008 Wallace is a blend of 80% Shiraz from 45-130 year old vines and 20% bush vine Grenache from 75 year old vines located in the prime Ebenezer district of Barossa. Yields were a meager 1.5 tons per acre. Dark ruby-colored, it has an alluring bouquet of smoke, violets, incense, black cherry, and blueberry. The wine has a bit of underlying structure, medium to full-body, plenty of sweet fruit, but a slightly compact finish. This pleasure-bent effort is an outstanding value."
Star winemaker Ben Glaetzer sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in northern Barossa Valley. Many knowledgeable experts consider this the finest sub-region of Barossa."

Wine Spectator 90
"This refreshing, exuberant style trumpets its cherry, rhubarb and raspberry fruit, but tempers it with fine tannins and deft balance of acidity, finishing with harmony. Drink now through 2016. 3,500 cases made."

Stephen Tanzer 91
"(80% shiraz and 20% grenache) Vibrant ruby. Dark berries and cherry compote on the nose, with sexy floral and spice notes expanding with air. Offers very good density and sweetness, with no excess weight. Dusty tannins add support to the open-knit boysenberry and mulberry flavors. A peppery note lingers on the persistent, spicy, focused finish. Impressively lively for a hot vintage and drinking well now. No new oak was used here. "
About Glaetzer
The Glaetzer winery began with the release of Ben Glaetzer's 2001 Amon Ra Shiraz. With the 2004 vintage, Ben Glaetzer took over winemaking at Glaetzer and brought his own flagship wines into the fold. The Glaetzer philosophy focuses simply on the production of small-volume, super premium wines. The company holds a firm belief that the wines are made in the vineyard - a combination of the French notion of terroir combined with Australian vineyard site knowledge. The wines are produced from vines grown in well-drained sandy clay loam over a solid limestone pan. This particular soil, widely recognized as the best for dry grown Shiraz, is limited to the Ebenezer region in the northwestern part of the Barossa Valley. Yields are exceptionally low, with 1 to 1 1/2 tons per acre of Shiraz from some of the 80-year old vines being common. Glaetzer has exceptional fruit, and thus opts for a minimalist approach.
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