Country: Australia Region: Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2018 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Colin & Ben Glaetzer
Amon-Ra Shiraz is an iconic wine that epitomises Ben Glaetzer's passion to create wines that are full flavoured, multi layered and intense but still elegant, stylish and finely balanced. The nose has essence of black cherry, dark plums and spice. On the palate look for mouth coating richness with restraint and admirable poise. Multi layered flavours of dark chocolate and dried spice with bright fruits and great palate length. This is a wine that will develop beautifully with long term cellaring over decades.
In Egyptian mythology, Amon-Ra is considered to be the king of all gods. The temple of Amon-Ra was believed to be the first temple to ever plant a monoculture vineyard to produce wine for the citizens of the temple.
The eye on front of the label is the all-seeing eye of Horus or wedjat ("whole one") - a powerful Egyptian symbol of protection. It is represented as a figure with six parts, corresponding to what Egyptians regarded as the six senses; touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell and thought.
Ageing Potential:7-10 Years
Amon Ra Shiraz displays a very deep purple-black color and floral notes of violets and wilted rose petals over mulberries, blueberries, star anise, mocha, fenugreek, cumin seeds, cloves and tree bark plus some toasty oak. Full-bodied and rich yet not overly so, it has refreshingly crisp acid and firm grainy tannins texturing the long spicy finish.
Food Matches: Venison / Beef / Cheese / Casseroles