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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Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 A blend of 78% Shiraz and 22% Grenache, the 2014 Wallace has is medium garnet in color with a gorgeous nose of black raspberries, kirsch and lavender plus black pepper, cloves and anise hints. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft, pepper-laced and seductive with impressive

Glaetzer 'Wallace' Shiraz/Grenache 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 91+ "A Shiraz and Grenache blend, the 2013 Wallace has a medium garnet-purple color and notes of kirsch, warm red currants and mulberries with suggestions of spice cake, orange peel and potpourri. Soft, generous and fullbodied, it gives tons of red and black fruit preserves flavors

Amon Ra Shiraz 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned-down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable

Amon Ra Shiraz 2012
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97+ "Very deep purple-black in color, the 2012 Amon Ra reveals intense notes of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry compote and licorice with nuances of cloves, allspice, chocolate box and salami as well as a whiff of espresso. The 100% Shiraz palate offers a beast of a wine that is

Glaetzer-Dixon 'Uberblanc' Riesling 2013
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96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "With an eerily Germanic accent to the nose of this wine (just as you get from the name), this has a fascinating fragrance to it. Deep and ripe fruit aromas of nectarine, peach and baked yellow apple are present, plus plenty of spice with yellow and white flowers too. It sharpens

Glaetzer 'Wallace' Shiraz/Grenache 2012
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "(made from 74% shiraz and 26% grenache): Bright purple. Expressive aromas of black raspberry, woodsmoke, violet and cracked pepper. Intensely flavored but light on its feet, with good spicy lift to its dark berry and floral pastille flavors. Finishes with supple tannins and

Glaetzer 'The Wallace' Shiraz/Grenache 2010
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 91 "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Wallace Shiraz Grenache has alluring black berry and black cherry notes, violets and baking spices with just a touch of pepper. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, the generous flesh is well balanced by a medium level of velvety

Amon Ra Shiraz 2011
" The 2011 Amon Ra reflects the absolute essence of the Amon Ra style - generosity of flavor with finesse of structure. 100% dry grown Shiraz from 50-130 year old vines. Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged 3 times daily. A small precentage completed primary fermentation in

Amon Ra Shiraz 2010
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95+ "In Egyptian mythology, Amon-Ra is considered to be the king of all gods. The temple of Amon-Ra was believed to be the first temple to ever plant a monoculture vineyard to produce wine for the citizens of the temple. The eye on front of the label is the all-seeing eye of Horus or

Glaetzer 'Wallace' Shiraz 2009
 International Wine Cellar 91 "75% shiraz and 25% grenache, the latter from bush vines that are reportedly 80 to 120 years of age; no new oak): Vivid ruby. Candied red and dark berry, pipe tobacco and mocha aromas accented by woodsmoke, cinnamon and black pepper. Fine-grained, sappy and focused,

Amon Ra Shiraz 2008
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2008 Amon-Ra Shiraz is muted and reticent aromatically. Firm and compact on the palate, it is not up to the level of recent vintages. Even so, it has plenty of spicy fruit, decent depth, and moderate length. It will evolve for a few years but extended cellaring will be risky.

Glaetzer Wallace 2008
90  Robert Parker 
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,