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2006 Glaetzer Shiraz The Bishop (750ml)
Producer: Glaetzer Wines glaetzer.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$55.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: April 18, 2010 , Stuart Brannan
4.5 stars "Very, very good. Smooth velvety mouthfeel."
rated: June 20, 2009 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
92 points "The 2006 Bishop was sourced from 60-year-old vines and aged for 14 months in used French and American oak. Purple/black in color, it has an expressive nose of cedar, smoke, game, bacon, and blueberry. On the palate this medium to full-bodied wine is tightly wound but has all the right stuff. There are tons of ripe fruit and silky tannin, excellent balance and a long finish, but the wine will need 8-10 years to fully display its personality. It will easily last through 2036. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio! The renowned winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in the northern Barossa. Many knowledgeable experts cite this sub-region as the finest in the Valley. Jay Miller" Best 2011-2012