GLAETZER BISHOP SHIRAZ 2016

 

Wine Region: Barossa Valley, Australia 

Grape: Shiraz

Tasting Notes

Vibrant purple in colour, hints of cut plum, dried spice and dark chocolate on the nose. Mid palate freshness with flavours of blackcurrant and mocha. Purity of dark fruits and cut plums on the palate with firm, savoury tannins impressive depth and harmony. Finely tuned tannins provide structure and length. 

Ratings

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Silver Medal - "Rich nose of spice, blackcurrant, leather and a herbal character. Full bodied, with high acidity and alcohol, integrated tannins and lots of oak. Great potential."

 

 

James Halliday - "Full, deep crimson-purple; revels in its multifaceted array of black fruits, led by blackberry, but with confit plum, earth, licorice, a hint of dark chocolate and spice to complete a high quality package. 95/100."

Josh Raynolds 92 Pts - " Bright violet color. Pungent, spicy scents of fresh dark berries, licorice, candied violet, vanilla and smoky minerals. Lively and precise on the palate, offering fresh black and blue fruit and bitter cherry flavors complemented by a hint of peppery spices. Becomes sweeter and deeper with air with no loss of vivacity, finishing sappy and very long, with supple tannins adding shape and grape."

About the Winery

The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. The family left Germany on board the Nord-Deutscher Lloyd steamer Habsburg and took seven weeks to reach their final destination of Port Adelaide. From here they settled in a country town called Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley where they started their new life in Australia. The family were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley.

Over a century later, winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established Glaetzer Wines, a boutique family owned winery producing premium Barossa Valley wines. Today Colin's son Ben carries on the wine making traditions at Glaetzer Wines. Indeed it was the birth of Glaetzer Wines that signalled a new era for Colin's family which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers.



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