2021 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz
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2021 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2029-2031)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

The distinctive labels of the Glaetzer portfolio hold special significance when you view this stunning collection of wines as a family affair. The entry level Bishop Shiraz is named in honour of Ben's mother, Judith (Bishop being her maiden name). The label bears the sign of Venus, which has come to represent women and feminine energy. Glaetzer sources fruit for the Bishop from the Ebenezer district of the Barossa valley from low yielding 35 year old to 120 year-old vines. He finds the fruit from younger vines contributes freshness & vibrancy, while Shiraz from the older blocks provides structure and depth. Maturation took place in a combination of 90% French oak and 10% American oak for a period of 16 months of which 40% was new oak.
Magnificent colour featuring an impenetrable inky black core and a very deep dark purple black hue. Flooding the olfactory senses are aromas of dark plum, freshly crushed blackberry and liquorice which are trailed by some vanillin cedar and peppered fennel like notes. Rich juicy dark plum, blackberry and liquorice fruits saturate the full bodied palate underpinned by youthful acidity which imparts an energetic feel. Notions of vanillin cedar, fennel, subtle mocha and pepper linger through the back half. Sturdy yet typically polished tannin structure. Concludes long, deeply fruited and youthfully vibrant.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
The quality of this vintage is immediately evident. The fruit was sourced from the Ebenezer subregion and that brings a distinctive iron stone slightly rusty nail character to the beautiful fruit. Spicy iron filings, dark plum and spicy red fruits on the nose. The density of the fruit has enabled Glaetzer to smack 40% new oak into it. A small amount of American rounds out the finish and palate feel. Drink 2023-2035.
95 Points
Ray Jordan – WinePilot.com