Glaetzer AMON-Ra Shiraz 2012 750ml, Barossa Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 97+ - Very deep purple-black in color, the 2012 Amon Ra reveals intense notes of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry compote and licorice with nuances of cloves, allspice, chocolate box and salami as well as a whiff of espresso. The 100% Shiraz palate offers a beast of a wine that is densely packed with black fruit and baking spice flavors and is supported with firm, grainy tannins and crisp acid through to a finish with excellent persistence. Drink it 2015 to 2025+. - Feb 2014
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 97 pts - Full, deep purple-crimson; filled to the brim with blackberry, satsuma plum, licorice, spice and dark chocolate, it carries its alcohol without faltering; its well-inserted, high quality, cork should allow it to reach its destiny somewhere after its 21st birthday, supported by its supple, ripe tannins and integrated oak Date tasted 1 Sep 2013. Drink by 2040.