As a vintage 2013 was dry and a month ahead of previous vintages, cooler evening temperatures in Ebenezer has resulted in pure, focused fruit with acidity that Glaetzer looks for in order to balance the fruit extraction.
In the glass the 2013 Amon Ra displays a bright purple rim with an opaque core, with swirling the aromas of blueberries, espresso, roasted earth, vanilla and five spice. On the palate, which are full and opulent, notes of cassis, kirsch, clove, graphite and baking spices. Tannins are elegant and multilayered, coupled with fresh acidity will ensure the 2013 is a wine for the long term.
Deep garnet purple colored, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable concentration and fullness, with tons of muscular fruit and spice layers framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great persistence. 96 Points Lisa Perrotti Brown Wine Advocate
From vines between 50-130yo, yield 2t/ha; open fermented in 1 and 2 tonne pots, post fermentation maceration, matured for 16 months in 100% new hogsheads, 95% French. Dense, deep inky crimson purple; this is archetypal Amon Ra, with black fruits, licorice, oak and almost anything more you care to name; taking no prisoners you are either in or out.
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 95 Points