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/
Barossa Valley
February 10, 2011
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