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2019 Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

A well balanced Shiraz Grenache blend from the Barossa. A bright and fresh wine with length and weight.

$24.00

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About This Wine

Vegemite on toast, tomato sauce on a meat pie, beetroot on a burger and Shiraz/Grenache, all classic combos that scream Australia.

Ben Glaetzer takes the last of the combinations, and packages it nicely with this wine. The Wallace is an old-vine blend (predominantly Shiraz), that combines the best of both varietals: wight depth and power from the regional star variety Shiraz, and fresh Grenache to provide lift, perfume and a bit of brightness to this ballsy blend.

Dark and vibrant, there are bright red fruits, masses of cherry and a hint of strawberry on the nose, while the palate showcases richer and fuller fruits, with a bit of tart lift, brought together by the supple tannin profile. Fire up some steak sangas or a sausage sizzle, break out a game of backyard cricket, and crack a bottle of this; an Aussie summer classic that's going straight to the pool room.

About Glaetzer

Like many in the Barossa, the Glaetzer family immigrated from Germany in the late 19th century and were some of the earliest viticulturalists in the region.

It was Colin Glaetzer, who founded the family winery a century later, and has since handed the reigns to son Ben, who is now the big man on campus.

Their vineyards are in the Ebenezer sub-region, and they are graced with some serious old-vine material (up to 130 y/o), on their original rootstock. These old bush-vines with their deep-seated roots, don’t require much attention these days, and consistently produce tiny yields of exceptionally concentrated and powerful fruit, the key ingredient to their benchmark, big Barossa wines.

The Glaetzer family are Barossa pioneers, and now, into their 3rd century in the region, produce classic wines, that speak so elegantly of their origins.

Colin and Ben Glaetzer
Colin and Ben Glaetzer
Barossa Valley, SA
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From the Producer

Glaetzer Wallace takes on the traditional Barossa Valley blend of Shiraz and Grenache in a modern way. The Shiraz brings backbone, flesh and body to the wine with the Grenache adding a soft, vibrant juiciness.

Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 50—80 year old Shiraz and 50—100 year old Grenache.

Old vine Barossa Grenache has a liveliness and structure that does not benefit from oak maturation—oak contact was thus minimised for the Grenache component to preserve the purity and animation of the fruit. The Shiraz was matured for 16 months in 2—3 year old oak hogshead barrels (80% French / 20% American).

Blend : Shiraz (78%), Grenache (22%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The ancient Glaetzer vines
The ancient Glaetzer vines
Barossa Valley, SA
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91Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Deep red/purple with lifted dark plummy fruit and hints of dark chocolate, macerated summer berry fruits, Barossa earth and judicious spicy oak notes. Excellent fruit weight and intensity at this price, with fine tannin, bright acidity and a medium-length finish." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

89Points
The Real Review

"Heady accents of dill and vanilla suggest a good measure of oak. The rich core of fruit threads throughout the sweet cloak of oak. This is a powerful and lofty expression of ripe red fruits. Its texture is chewy and a little raspy, and it finishes with a nice mix of rosehip, redcurrants and raspberry flavours." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

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Nice midweeker

Nothing amazing about this wine but for $20 you can’t go wrong. Worth a bottle or two if you like this blend

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