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2006 Amon Ra Shiraz Barossa Valley (750ml)
Producer: Glaetzer Wines glaetzer.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$69.00
Alcohol %: 15.8
Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 9, 2011 , Shawn Wallace
98 points "Color: dark; Nose: fragrant; Body: full-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: bold; decant for at least two hours and then lookout." Best 2011-2030
rated: October 31, 2007 , Jay Miller (Wine Advocate)
97 points "Amon-Ra has become one of Australia’s icon wines. Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80-120 years and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre, the 2006 Amon-Ra was aged for 15 months in new French and American oak. The wine is a thick, glass-coating, purple/black in color. The aromas cover a wide range of scents including smoke, vanilla, pepper, Asian spices, coconut, espresso, blueberry, and chocolate. Thick, rich, layered, and complete, this monumental wine offers extraordinary intensity and length. It requires 10-15 years to fully evolve and should easily last through 2040. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio! The renowned winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in the northern Barossa. Many knowledgeable experts cite this sub-region as the finest in the Valley." Best 2017-2040
rated: February 2, 2008 , grace chen
5 stars Best 2013-2029
rated: April 16, 2008 , RP
97 points Best 2017-2044
rated: May 14, 2008 , Kathy Earhart
97 points
rated: February 19, 2009 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"97-100 points Robert Parker: "Amon-Ra has become one of Australia’s icon wines. Made from 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80-120 years and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre, the 2006 Amon-Ra was aged for 15 months in new French and American oak. The wine is a thick, glass-coating, purple/black in color. The aromas cover a wide range of scents including smoke, vanilla, pepper, Asian spices, coconut, espresso, blueberry, and chocolate. Thick, rich, layered, and complete, this monumental wine offers extraordinary intensity and length. It requires 10-15 years to fully evolve and should easily last through 2040. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio! The renowned winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in the northern Barossa. Many knowledgeable experts cite this sub-region as the finest in the Valley." (10/07) " Best -2040