Glaetzer Amon Ra 2005

Glaetzer's Amon Ra from 2005 is a singularly impressive wine.  I read some local commentary that suggested that the wine wasn't that good, or is a "Parker wine" that will fall over.  My view is the polar opposite.  A stunning aroma of pepper, spices, plums, all with an almost surprising elegant restraint.  The palate had excellent length, richness, evident spices and was genuinely the "real deal".  I strongly recommend decanting this wine: it improved considerably with air.  100 points.

Abv: 14.5%
Price: around $100
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Yes
Website: http://www.glaetzer.com/

you might also like

Barossa Valley

2 comments:

  1. Had this a few times, I thought nice upon release, but could not drink my most recent bottle, so remainder off to auction, would never buy 2005 again!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh dear, a case of bad bottles, different batches or stylistic preference. The bottle I reviewed (I tried 4 different bottles actually) was sublime, a thought endorsed by the 25 people I tried it with. I hope you have better luck with your auction proceeds ;)

    ReplyDelete

To subscribe to Grape Observer please click here.



About

Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine review and journal. For further information about your author, please click here. To subscribe to Grape Observer you can click here.