The icon returns: 2009 Amon-Ra. Better than ever?

We’ve just received a limited (and in all likelihood once only) allocation of the new 2009 vintage of one of Australia’s icon wines: Amon-Ra by Ben Glaetzer, with a score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate to suggest one of the best vintages yet!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Singapore’s only Master of Wine and now Asian wine correspondent and reviewer for The Wine Advocate covering the wines of Australia and New Zealand, recently scored the 2006 Amon-Ra 95 points. Remember this the same exceptional vintage that Jay Miller, previous reviewer for the region for the Wine Advocate, scored a whopping 97-100 points three years ago. Could the 09 be even better?
“The 2009 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. 96+ points.” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate #192, Dec 2010.
This is a wine not to be rushed, with Perrotti-Brown suggesting “at least two years more in bottle” and drinking well through to 2024. So, worth the investment? Matt’s got his stashed away already.

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