Wow - what a difference a few years makes. This wine is so much more polished and balanced than it was a few years back. Drinking beautifully with a long rich finish. Fig paste, dark berries and vanilla. Still has enough acidity to last for five more years or longer
This wine, at least the ones I have, are fading fast. This one is a bit port-like, which to me is not an attractive quality. Regardless, it was enjoyable with substantial depth and power. Deep blue black fruits, balanced and attention getting. But, my judgment is the wine is on the downhill slide. The last ones I have will be consumed soon.
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(Glaetzer Shiraz Amon-Ra Barossa Valley) Black violet color; berry, blackberry nose; blackberry, black fruit, berry palate, lacking much of the fruit of its youth, but with no secondary flavors to take their place as yet; medium slightly hot finish
(AMON RA SHIRAZ) Barossa (the Napa of Austrailia); COLOR-pitch black; NOSE-licorice, balck currant, blackberry, blueberry pie; TASTE-just EXPLOSIVE, IMMENSE, completely coats your palate, too young, grape juice on steroids, long finish, AMAZING wine in 5 years, RP-93, GV-95/97 (completely different than NON-decanted)
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