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2016 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz

Barossa Valley

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Our Price: $29.99 / bottle (RRP: $32.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Black fruits provide the core of the palate, with graphite, earth and tannins all on parade.'
95 Points - James Halliday

  • After travelling extensively throughout many of the worlds wine regions, Ben Glaetzer returned to the Barossa and joined the family company. Ben's ability to blend traditional winemaking techniques with a modern flair is reflected in the style of wines under the Glaetzer label. He makes unique, elegant wines with minimal intervention, which are regarded as classics and unmistakably Barossan.

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

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    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.

    Despite well below average rainfall and warm conditions during the growing season, the vines remained in healthy balance with increased bunch numbers. Heavy rainfall in late January followed by ongoing mild days and cool nights allowed ideal ripening conditions. The fruit then matured with an early harvest. The resultant 2016 wines are outstanding and feature lifted pure red fruit characteristics, savoury tannins, great depth of flavour and sheer colour intensity.

    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).

    TASTING NOTES

    Hints of cut plum, dried spice and dark chocolate. Mid palate freshness with flavours of blackcurrant and mocha. Finely tuned tannins provide structure and length.

  • REVIEWS

    'From 35-120 year-old vines, open-fermented, post-ferment maceration, matured for 15 months in 40% new hogsheads, 90% French, 10% American. Deep crimson-purple; a complex wine, both in terms of its savoury flavours and its texture. Black fruits provide the core of the palate, with graphite, earth and tannins all on parade. It has absorbed and totally integrated the oak, which suits the wine to a T.'
    95 Points - James Halliday



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