The much anticipated 2012 Amon Ra has just arrived and what a wine this is. High scores and reviews aside this is a very well constructed wine that highlights the superb 2012 vintage in the Barossa.
As normal with Glaetzer’s flagship wine all fruit is sourced from the northerly Ebenezer district of Barossa, here the vines range from 50-130 years, providing depth of flavour and extraordinary complexity. Darkly concentrated in the glass with an abundance of plum, cherry, liquorice and pepper aromas. The palate is powerful yet poised and elegant, flavours of black liquorice, black olive, blackcurrant and black cherry coat the mouth which is beautifully layered and framed by big, structured tannins. Drink Now-2034.
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+. 97+ Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown erobertparker.com