97 points Parker and Halliday: Limited Time Case Deal
Glaetzer Amon-Ra 2012
A MODERN ICON of Australian wine, Ben Glaetzer’s Amon-Ra Unfiltered Barossa Valley shot to prominence around a decade ago with a succession of high scores and high praise from critics around the world, including Robert Parker, James Halliday and Stephen Tanzer. Jay Millar, writing in Parker’s Wine Advocate, scored the 2006 vintage a near perfect 97-100 points, rivalling the scores of top vintage First Growth Bordeaux at many times the price.
We’ve just received an allocation of the 2012 Amon-Ra with another 97 point score from both Wine Advocate and, Australia’s authority on wine, James Halliday.
“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.”
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Issue #211, February 2014.
“Its weight on entry and textural feel in the mouth before it starts its journey reminds me of a port; it’s rich as thick Devon cream. If richness is required then a glass at this stage of its life is all that is needed. It’s a bottle of wine to share with more than one other, however time will dilute the intensity and then it will show its true worth.”
Tony Keys, The Key Review of Wine, February 2014.
“Full, deep purple-crimson; filled to the brim with blackberry, satsuma plum, licorice, spice and dark chocolate, it carries its alcohol without faltering; its well-inserted, high quality, cork should allow it to reach its destiny somewhere after its 21st birthday, supported by its supple, ripe tannins and integrated oak. 97 points.”
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, July 2014.
We have limited-time-only case deals on Amon-Ra 2012: Bottle price €70, case of 6 €350 (€58.33 per bottle) including delivery.
Delivery w/c 6th June, cases can also be collected from Cork or Naas. Offer ends this Tuesday 31st May.