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2004 Glaetzer Godolphin Shiraz Cabernet

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2008-2009)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

Opaque black purple colour. The nose appears to be restrained with notes of spice, violets and vanilla emerging. Powerful nose of plum and black pepper followed by blackcurrant and blackberry. There is a layer of white pepper on the palate over black pepper, plum and blackberry. Velvet smooth tannins. Very long aftertaste of white pepper, black pepper and plum.
Cellar 3-4 years (2008-2009)
Alc/Vol: 15.0%

Other Reviews...
This nearly perfect wine, made from 70% Shiraz (105- to 115-year-old vines) and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon (60- to 90-year-old vines), was cropped at a minuscule .5 to 1 ton of fruit per acre, and spent 15 months in French oak prior to bottling. Its gorgeously sweet, pure nose of crushed rocks, blueberries, cassis, and minerals soars from the glass. Floral-like black and blue fruits, an inky/purple color, and nearly endless depth and persistence on the palate are the stuff of legends. With extraordinary equilibrium, precision, and purity, it represents the apogee of Ben Glaetzer’s winemaking talents.
96-98+ points
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate

Delicious wine; supple and luxuriant blackcurrant, cassis and quality oak all intermingle, the oak perfectly controlled, the tannins fine and long. Barossa Valley Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon.
Drink by 2015
95 points
James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion