2008, Ben Glaetzer, Amon Ra

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 95

Drinking Dates: 2013-2022

Critic: Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Tasted: 28-Feb-2013

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+.