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Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2012

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The Experience

Drink When...
Listening to the blues
Listen To...
Sippie Wallace
Think About...
Things ain't so bad
Drink With...
Lamb tagine

The Oddbins Take

Braveheart taught us that Wallace was a pintsized, foulmouthed Australian with limited skills as a face painter. Although Ben Glaetzer’s Wallace is also Australian, it differs in almost every way from its rabble rousing namesake. It is monumental in stature, quite charming in the mouth and, because of its deep rich colour, will paint your face with quite a serious red wine moustache. Like Braveheart, this wine is good to go but it also has a fair bit of staying power if you fancy coming back to it in a few years.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Australia
Region
Barossa
Vintage
2012
Drink
Now Or Over The Next 5 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
0.8g/l
15.10%
Alcohol Units
11.5
Awards
90pts James Halliday, 91pts Stephen Tanzer, 88pts Wine Advocate

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The Style

Array
Shiraz/Syrah (80%), Grenache (20%)
Tags
Built To Last, Chunky, Oaked
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Anthony Reynolds in The Herald 23/1/14: “I have added the next wine both for its qualities as a Burns Supper food match, but also because of its happily appropriate name: Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz. A big beast of a wine from Barossa, the home of Australia’s trademark – ‘blockbuster’ Shiraz. It has a lovely dark complexity, showing spicy blackberry, nice earthy cherry, and rounding off a velvety, voluptuous finish. I’m sure Rabbie would approve, for more than one reason.”
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.