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Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2012

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The Experience

Drink When...
Playing chess
Listen To...
Prokofiev
Think About...
Checkmate
Drink With...
Roasted peppers

The Oddbins Take

This wine was so named because it can only move diagonally. We therefore recommend that when setting the table, the wine be placed in the centre with diners arranged obliquely to it. Which should also maintain the harmony, because this is a quite remarkable drop from the Aussie master Ben Glaetzer. Intense, complex and with impressive cellaring potential this red is always in severe demand. Our bestseller for the Aussie crowd when sending special gifts to their nearest and dearest in the UK, this Bishop has the stamp of approval of a whole nation.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Australia
Region
Barossa
Vintage
2012
Drink
Now Or Over The Next 10 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
0.6g/l
15%
Alcohol Units
11.5

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The Style

Grape
Shiraz/Syrah (100%)
Character
Chunky, Fruity, Oaked
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. Today, his son Ben Glaetzer carries on his family winemaking tradition and has created a small, focussed portfolio of classic Barossa Valley reds with modern flair. Ben Glaetzer graduated in winemaking from Adelaide University, after working at Barossa Valley during school and university holidays. Having worked in the Hunter Valley and travelled extensively throughout many of the world’s wine regions, Ben returned to the Barossa and joined the family company. The exceptional fruit for all Glaetzer wines is supplied by a loyal group of third and fourth generation Barossa grape growers and comes from a small sub-region (1.5 sq miles) of the Barossa Valley called Ebenezer. The dry grown vines range from 30-120 years old and produce wines of great intensity and elegance.
A blend of fruit from 35 year-old vines and 120 year-old vines is the key to the Bishop cuvee. The fruit from the younger vines is fresh and vibrant, whilst Shiraz from the oldest blocks in the Ebenezer vineyard give structure and enhance palate profile. 1 1/2 to 2 tonne open fermenters, hand-plunged 2/3 times per day with extended maceration to enable good tannin development so the wine is soft and approachable early. Selected batches (10-20%) are barrel fermented. Aged in oak barrels (90% French, 10% American) for 14 months.