Amon-Ra Shiraz is an iconic wine that epitomises Ben Glaetzer’s passion to create
wines that are full flavoured, multi layered and intense but still elegant, stylish
and finely balanced.
Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the
northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 50—130 years old. Yield 2 tonnes per
A wet winter and spring coupled with cooler than average spring temperatures
resulted in slower yet balanced canopy development and healthy flowering and
fruit set. A mild summer with regular rainfall events followed allowing the fruit to
be in no rush to mature, perfect for consistent ripening. Harvest commenced a
few weeks later than recent years. The 2017 wines are of excellent quality
exhibiting purity and lift with firm tannins and exceptional length.
Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged 3 times daily.
Matured for 16 months in 100% new oak hogshead barrels (95% French and 5%
American) and matured on lees to maintain fruit profile and animation. Bottled
unfiltered to ensure minimal intervention with the wine’s natural characteristics.
Colour: Brooding, vibrant black with bright purple hues.
Aroma: Absolute purity, black fruit aromas complemented by notes of fragrant
Palate: Seamless, rich and full-bodied with black plum flavours intermingling with
dried spice and finely balanced supple tannin. Impressive yet restrained.
Peak Drinking: A wine that will develop beautifully with long term cellaring over
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