2016 Glaetzer Shiraz-Grenache Wallace

Year: 2016
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 91
James Suckling: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :


"Juicy and plush, with creamy and ripe black cherry, raspberry and pomegranate flavors that really sing against the details of cedar, spearmint and milk chocolate, in a harmonious mix. Drink now through 2028. 300 cases imported. -MW" (WS)

"The 2016 Wallace Shiraz-Grenache is the same 78/22 blend that the past two vintages have been, but it seems a touch darker and richer on the nose and palate, if perhaps a little less complex and nuanced. It's still a solid mouthful of bold Barossa fruit, leaning toward black cherries in this vintage, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a long, supple finish.

I was only able to taste a couple of wines with Ben Glaetzer during my May trip to Barossa, so of course he pulled out the best. The 2004 Amon Ra continues to impress, but what Glaetzer has been beaming about the last two years is the debut of his new Shiraz bottling, The Eye of Ra. If you're a Shiraz lover and don't try to track some of this down, you'll be missing out. The rest of the wines were tasted Stateside." (WA)

"An attractive, ripe and red-fruited blend that delivers freshness and supple, juicy appeal. The palate is easygoing with smooth tannins, which are carrying a lot of tangy raspberry flavors. Drink or hold." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Deep garnet. Hints of red currant, clove and spice. Fresh juiciness combines with supple tannin and pronounced flavors of licorice and mulberry.