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2015 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz

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Our Price: $27.99 / bottle (RRP: $39.00) Case: 6 x 750 ml
'In classic Glaetzer style, full-bodied and taking no prisoners. Black fruits, licorice, dark chocolate, ripe tannins and oak.' 
95 Points - James Halliday

  • Glaetzer Bishop is a true expression of Barossa Shiraz that is elegantly structured with a long finish.

    Bishop is the family name of Colin's wife' Judith. Fittingly the sign of Venus, a symbol which has come to represent women an167.94d feminine energy, is the centrepiece of the Bishop label.

    In mythology, the symbol meant the Roman goddess Venus or her Greek equivalent Aphrodite. But the sign has also been linked back to ancient Egypt – a nod to Bishop’s link to Amon-Ra and Anaperenna.

  • TASTING NOTES 

    Colour - Deep purple.

    Aroma - Layers of violets and cloves on the nose with hints of mulberry and dark chocolate.

    Palate - Purity of dark fruits and cut plums on the palate with firm, savoury tannins, impressive depth and harmony.

    Peak Drinking - Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10 ­to 12 years of careful cellaring.

    WINEMAKING NOTES

    Vineyards - 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.

    Vintage - Above average winter rain followed by warm spring temperatures resulted in healthy vines showing significant early bud growth. Mild temperatures during December and January coupled with good end of January rain set up the vines nicely for the ripening period. Harvest started early on 14 February and was completed on 15 April consistent with the normal finishing time. The resultant 2015 vintage wines have deep, vibrant colours with savoury tannins and rich, seductive flavours.

    Winemaking - Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters. Extended maceration was employed to enable good tannin development so the wine is soft and approachable early. Matured for 16 months in a mix of 40% new oak and 60% 2 ­ 3 year old oak hogshead barrels (90% French / 10% American).

    WINE ANALYSIS

    Alc/vol - 15.0%

  • 'In classic Glaetzer style, full-bodied and taking no prisoners. Black fruits, licorice, dark chocolate, ripe tannins and oak are woven together so tightly it's hard to tell where one starts and/or another finishes. It's not my style, but it's hard to deny the quality.'
    95 Points - James Halliday

    'The smell is out of the glass long before the glass is anywhere near the nose, it’s a powerful wine in all departments but so well constructed it works, and works wonderfully. Rich, ripe full strong and all in balance, one could say it’s a cold winter night wine, but I find a short spell in the fridge to stop the aroma and flavours going wild makes it good at any time of the year.'
    95 Points - Tony Keys

    'The colour is deep, dark red/purple and the bouquet is rich, ripe and quite oak-tinged, while the mouthfeel is soft and full-bodied with attractive flavour and balance. It’s a delicious Shiraz of balance, elegance and persistence.'
    93 Points - Huon Hooke



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