"92 points. Sweet berry fruit notes sashay to Turkish delight and kirsch, all licked by briar and a dash of vanillin oak. There is old-turf-vinosity to this, with length and effusive energy." James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion
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. Yield 3.5 tonnes per hectare.
The colour is vibrant purple with bright red hues. There are aromas of wild cherries with a hint of blueberry and rose petal. On the palate there are loads of up-front red berry fruit, midpalate richness and brightness from the Grenache. It finishes fresh and long. A wine to enjoy in its youth that will also develop additional complexity over 6 to 8 years of cellaring.
As I come from the town that sits below the Wallace Monument, I was always going to be attracted to this one - and it was definitely worth the investment. The grenache takes the edge off the shiraz and the combination makes for a wonderful wine. I have some Henschke in the cellar and this is good company.