2006 ben glaetzer, amon ra, barossa valley
Why We're Buying
Ben Glaetzer's passion and creativity are on full display with Amon Ra shiraz. The fruity and full-flavored red wine strikes the rare balance between intensity and elegance. Amon Ra, along with Godolphin, are Glaetzer's two flagship wines.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet, the 2006 Amon-Ra opens with a really earthy, meaty and gamey nose scented of slightly burnt toast, tar, licorice and after a few minutes a little menthol. Full and rich, the palate has dried mulberries and spice flavors alongside very crisp acid, medium levels of chewy tannins before finishing long. Drink it now until 2020+.
Firm in texture and deep and distinctive in flavor, offering coffee-tinged cherry and spice flavors that linger against slightly gritty tannins. Needs time to soften and open, but should get there.