Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2016
Sure, sure, the screaming headline here is a 95-POINT roller-coaster-ride of badass Shiraz at a whoppingly awesome price, but we gotta say, Glaetzer is like one of our OLD TIME faves from back in the late 90s and 00s (we have actually been selling wine online for that long...) when Robert Parker basically put these new-to-America blockbusters on the map. WHAT A PRICE today!
So -- happy Sunday to ya! Pour you a glass of this powerhouse? Sure, thanks! Let’s rock!
*** quick warning: this packed red wine is NOT for the faint of heart. Steel yourself! Did we mention 95 points and $28?
Glaetzer makes this purple-black bottle of highly-drinkable loveliness from 35-120 year-old vines (wow!!) and ages it (not too long) in new French oak barrels. We love that it’s BIG, deep and brooding of course, and retains nice harmony despite its generous size. Killer savory black and blue fruits --- think blueberry, mulberry, boysenberry, fig, wild blackberry...whip in some clove, smoked meat. Cocoa dust...lip-smacking and super long on the finish...the spices and brambly fruit just keep rocking. Utterly terrific stuff that is a STEAL, we tell ya, for a 95-pointer!
Good to see Glaetzer is still as good as the old days. They are quite a bit more collectible and in demand now, though, so we don’t have much...thus a relatively quiet Sunday offer. Get it while it lasts…!
Technical DetailsCountry: Australia
Region: South Australia
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Blend: 100% Shiraz
Vineyard: Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 35—120 years old. Yield 3 tonnes per hectare.
Winemaker: Ben Glaetzer
Aging/Cooperage: Matured for 16 months in a mix of 40% new oak and 60% 2— 3 year old oak hogshead barrels (90% French / 10% American).
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