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2006 Wallace by Ben Glaetzer Shiraz Grenache (750ml)
Producer: Glaetzer Wines glaetzer.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Grenache
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$18.69
Description: 70% shiraz, 30% grenache - Silky, sweet, deep red berry preserve flavors, fully absorbed tannins, good bite 91/100
Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 1, 2010 , Ging Wong
tasted: April 26, 2011 , bobbyblue
rated: August 8, 2007 , Nicks Wine Merchants
94 points "Medium body, vibrant crimson mauve purple colour with mauve purple hue. Perfumed nose with top note of fresh raspberry, violets, liquorice and spice. Mouthfilling palate – with generous flavours of raspberry, plum and spice over a cherry background. Fine grained tannins. Long aftertaste of vanilla, raspberry, cherry and spice. Cellar 3-4 years (2010-2011) Alc/Vol: 14.5%" Best -2011
rated: November 1, 2007 , Joe Czerwinski
90 points "Sweetly fragrant, with hints of white pepper and stone fruit that veer toward cherries and spice on the palate. The silky texture is a treat, with just enough tart acidity on the finish for balance."
rated: May 19, 2008 , Jay Miller
91 points ""The 2006 Wallace, tasted from a barrel sample, is a 70% Shiraz, 30% Grenache blend with an identical oak treatment. The 2006 is more structured than the 2005 but they could otherwise pass as identical twins. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio!""
rated: June 1, 2008 , Harvey Steiman
88 points "Crisp and lively, with black olive and blackberry flavors mingling on the lean structure. The flavors persist nicely. Drink now through 2013" Best -2013
rated: June 1, 2008 , Jancis Robinson jancisrobinson.com
"From the Ebenezer sub-region of the Barossa. Bright, purplish black cherry. Intense and aromatic black and red fruit on the nose, with just a hint of mocha. Deliciously restrained, spicy freshness that lifts the fresh tangy dark fruit. Very fluid and palate-cleansing. Tight, ripe fresh tannins. Wonderfully drinkable, with surprising lightness of touch, the high alcohol barely noticeable. Long fresh finish"
rated: July 1, 2008 , Josh Rayndolds
94 points "Deep red. Smoky black raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by zesty white pepper and minerals; showing its grenache side today. Silky and sweet, with deep red berry preserve flavors, fully absorbed tannins and good bite. Leaves an exotic candied licorice note behind on the vibrant, juicy finish, which strongly repeats the red berry tone"
rated: July 1, 2008 , Ralph Kyte-Powell
"Barossa reds in heavy bottles with snappy labels cost plenty, right? And one glass is enough, right? No on both counts with this wine from Ben Glaetzer. It’s generous and juicy with rich berry and spice characters, smooth flavour and texture, excellent persistence and soft, friendly tannins."
rated: October 28, 2008 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
94 points "70% Shiraz, 30% Grenache blend with an identical oak treatment. The 2006 is more structured than the 2005 but they could otherwise pass as identical twins. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio!"
rated: December 6, 2008 , Campbell Mattinson
91 points "Lipsmacking style. Sandy , meaty, elegant expression of the blend, the smells of pan juices and dark cherries mingly in with blackberry and toast. It’s swish and smooth through the mid-palate, then chewy, almost tough on the finish, the presentation of the flavour and tannin forever fresh."
rated: December 6, 2008 , James Halliday winepros.com.au
94 points "Transcends the cosmetic characters of many Barossa Valley Grenache blends, with attractive red cherry and raspberry fruits, then a twist of spice on the finish"
rated: December 6, 2008 , Lindsay Groves
4 stars "Ben Glaetzer is a Roseworthy College graduate and the son of Colin Glaetzer, who founded the winery. Ben’s philosophy parallels that of his father—making terroir-driven wines with minimal intervention. The name of the label, Wallace, is the ancestral name of Colin’s wife, Judith, who also happens to be a winemaker. With 70% Shiraz and 30% Grenache in the blend, there are pronounced aromas of vanilla, mint, eucalyptus, cherry, raspberry, cassis and liquorice on the nose. Dry and full bodied, the sweet fruit overflows onto the palate, with smooth tannins, high alcohol and moderate acidity."
rated: December 26, 2008 , Bruce Zavitz
Best 2010-2011
rated: March 23, 2009 , Ben ELLIOTT
4.5 stars Best 2010-2012