Glaetzer

About Glaetzer

The Glaezter family emigrated from Germany in 1888 and became some of the first viticulturists on record to settle in the Barossa Valley. Colin Glaetzer established Glaezter Wines about a century later focusing on producing premium wines and his son, Ben, runs the winery today.

 

Barossa is famed for its old vines, and Ben sources fruit from vines so old that they are non-irrigated, reaching their roots down tens (sometimes even hundreds!) of metres to seek out groundwater far below the surface.   These vines are naturally very low yielding produce fruit of great concentration. The vines are located in Ebenezer, a sub-region of Northern Barossa within a stone’s throw away from other Barossa heavyweights such as Torbreck and Standish. In fact, Henschke’s famed Hill of Grace vineyard is located just over 12 km away!

 

Glaetzer Wines

The symbol on the label represents the all-seeing eye of Horus and comprises of 6 parts that represent the 6 senses (touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell and thought), which Ben seeks to engage through the Amon Ra. He certainly succeeded with James Halliday, who found this vintage “full-bodied to the point where it’s difficult to give any guidance for cellaring time”. Equally enthralled, Morgon Dunn of Winepilot noted that “the room fills with the kinetic aromas of dark chocolate, ground coffee, mint and crushed blue flowers – this is before you’ve poured a glass”.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €477.30
2013

Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned-down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable concentration and fullness, with tons of muscular fruit and spice layers framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great persistence.
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South Australia 6x75cl 2 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €477.30
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €422.10
2016

Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Dramatic, intense and powerful, the 2016 Amon Ra Shiraz recalls the 2004 in its youth, crammed with layers of fruit, complex, savory elements and rich, velvety tannins. It's full-bodied, characterized by notes of grilled meat, espresso, black olive, cassis, vanilla, baking spices and an undercurrent of loamy earth. Yes, it's unapologetically big and bold, the product of a warm, sunny climate and ripe grapes, but it does show a sense of decorum, restraint and elegance on the long finish.
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South Australia 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €422.10
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €370.24
2018

Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Certainly one of the best vintages of young Amon Ra I've ever tasted, the 2018 Amon Ra Shiraz is a stupendous effort. From old vines in the Ebenezer section of the northern Barossa, it starts off with a whirlwind of mocha, blackberry and dried spices, then actually gets more red-fruited as it sits in the glass. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated without being jammy or overdone, the wine finishes long and savory, framed by dusty tannins and mouthwatering black olives. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer compares 2018 to 2004 (which continues to drink well). Expect the 2018 to drink well young, but easily age through 2035, perhaps longer.
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South Australia 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €370.24
Glaetzer Anaperenna 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €296.10
2017

Glaetzer Anaperenna 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

I love what Glaetzer's inclusion of Cabernet brings to the 2017 Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, giving it additional fragrance and length. Lifted aromas of mint, raspberries and dark chocolate mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and velvety but never heavy, framed by supple tannins that turn silky on the long, long finish. Showing great focus, energy and intensity, expect it to still be going strong in a decade.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 4 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €296.10
Glaetzer Anaperenna 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €365.71
2018

Glaetzer Anaperenna 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

For the 2018 Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, Glaetzer blended in 18% Cabernet Sauvignon to give the wine increased fragrance and length. The nose is smoky, slightly herbal and marked by sweet cedar- and vanilla-tinged oak, but it also offers great cassis and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the flavors are kept nicely in check by fine-grained tannins. This wine has it all: terrific intensity, complexity, length and texture.
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South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €365.71
Glaetzer Godolphin 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €311.47
2005

Glaetzer Godolphin 2005 (6x75cl)

James Halliday (95)

Deep purple-red; achieves lusciousness, length and intensity of flavour without resorting to excessive alcohol; great balance and mouthfeel; very good length and equally well-balanced oak. Unfiltered. Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 95 (JH) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €311.47
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €383.00
2013

Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned-down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable concentration and fullness, with tons of muscular fruit and spice layers framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great persistence.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 2 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €383.00
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €337.00
2016

Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Dramatic, intense and powerful, the 2016 Amon Ra Shiraz recalls the 2004 in its youth, crammed with layers of fruit, complex, savory elements and rich, velvety tannins. It's full-bodied, characterized by notes of grilled meat, espresso, black olive, cassis, vanilla, baking spices and an undercurrent of loamy earth. Yes, it's unapologetically big and bold, the product of a warm, sunny climate and ripe grapes, but it does show a sense of decorum, restraint and elegance on the long finish.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €337.00
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €293.00
2018

Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Certainly one of the best vintages of young Amon Ra I've ever tasted, the 2018 Amon Ra Shiraz is a stupendous effort. From old vines in the Ebenezer section of the northern Barossa, it starts off with a whirlwind of mocha, blackberry and dried spices, then actually gets more red-fruited as it sits in the glass. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated without being jammy or overdone, the wine finishes long and savory, framed by dusty tannins and mouthwatering black olives. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer compares 2018 to 2004 (which continues to drink well). Expect the 2018 to drink well young, but easily age through 2035, perhaps longer.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €293.00
Glaetzer Anaperenna 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €232.00
2017

Glaetzer Anaperenna 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

I love what Glaetzer's inclusion of Cabernet brings to the 2017 Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, giving it additional fragrance and length. Lifted aromas of mint, raspberries and dark chocolate mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and velvety but never heavy, framed by supple tannins that turn silky on the long, long finish. Showing great focus, energy and intensity, expect it to still be going strong in a decade.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 4 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €232.00
Glaetzer Anaperenna 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €290.00
2018

Glaetzer Anaperenna 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

For the 2018 Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, Glaetzer blended in 18% Cabernet Sauvignon to give the wine increased fragrance and length. The nose is smoky, slightly herbal and marked by sweet cedar- and vanilla-tinged oak, but it also offers great cassis and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the flavors are kept nicely in check by fine-grained tannins. This wine has it all: terrific intensity, complexity, length and texture.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €290.00
Glaetzer Godolphin 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €244.00
2005

Glaetzer Godolphin 2005 (6x75cl)

James Halliday (95)

Deep purple-red; achieves lusciousness, length and intensity of flavour without resorting to excessive alcohol; great balance and mouthfeel; very good length and equally well-balanced oak. Unfiltered. Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 95 (JH) Read Review/Description In Bond: €244.00

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