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Amon-Ra Barossa Valley Unfiltered Shiraz

9.249 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

It’s been a minute since I’ve had an Amon-Ra and this bottle from @Joe Lucca brought back some fond memories. My tastes have strayed from most Aussie Syrah (some notable exceptions aside) but this is still in my wheelhouse. Rich, sweet black cherry, fruit cake, well integrated oak, iron. In a really nice place. Soft supple and warm. Here’s looking at you looking at me Amon-Ra.

It’s been a minute since I’ve had an Amon-Ra and this bottle from @Joe Lucca brought back some fond memories. My tastes have strayed from most Aussie Syrah (some notable exceptions aside) but this is still in my wheelhouse. Rich, sweet black cherry, fruit cake, well integrated oak, iron. In a really nice place. Soft supple and warm. Here’s looking at you looking at me Amon-Ra.

May 19th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Had this and the ‘10 and I love them both. Hedonistic Aussie Shiraz. Toffee, truffled chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, mint leaves. My favorite Aussie Shiraz.

Had this and the ‘10 and I love them both. Hedonistic Aussie Shiraz. Toffee, truffled chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, mint leaves. My favorite Aussie Shiraz.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Second Australian Shiraz of the night. Deep and dark ruby red. Classic Aussie nose with a ton of caramel, sweet bread, molasses, jammy and an interesting undertone of mint. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with black cherries, caramel and even more complex dark fruits as it opens up. Medium body and long finish. Delicious Aussie Shiraz. Drink till 2022.

Second Australian Shiraz of the night. Deep and dark ruby red. Classic Aussie nose with a ton of caramel, sweet bread, molasses, jammy and an interesting undertone of mint. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with black cherries, caramel and even more complex dark fruits as it opens up. Medium body and long finish. Delicious Aussie Shiraz. Drink till 2022.

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2016
LM Segal

Earthy rich nose with pure extract of blackberry. Velvety smooth wave of cassis, dark chocolate, asian spice and soy, blueberry jam. Kirsch and black cherries. Not a hard edge anywhere, alcohol well hidden. Sole disappointment vs last year is that it didn't have the tannins or acid to balance the fruit much longer...drink this hedonistic beast soon.

Earthy rich nose with pure extract of blackberry. Velvety smooth wave of cassis, dark chocolate, asian spice and soy, blueberry jam. Kirsch and black cherries. Not a hard edge anywhere, alcohol well hidden. Sole disappointment vs last year is that it didn't have the tannins or acid to balance the fruit much longer...drink this hedonistic beast soon.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2016
Marc o'meara

Initially overwhelming sweetness, after first opening and decanting. Left a day after opening and considerable improvement. Became an incredibly rich, velvety wine in texture, with a great balance of flavour.

Initially overwhelming sweetness, after first opening and decanting. Left a day after opening and considerable improvement. Became an incredibly rich, velvety wine in texture, with a great balance of flavour.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2016
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

#WW #ShirazWeek #shirazweek2015 #Barossa #Shiraz. Dug this out of the cellar, a relic of days gone by when big, buxom beauties were a palate pleaser. Now a days, like'em a bit more lithe, somewhat sinewy, with subtle savouriness and succulent salinity. Still, this is fun for a glass or two.

#WW #ShirazWeek #shirazweek2015 #Barossa #Shiraz. Dug this out of the cellar, a relic of days gone by when big, buxom beauties were a palate pleaser. Now a days, like'em a bit more lithe, somewhat sinewy, with subtle savouriness and succulent salinity. Still, this is fun for a glass or two.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2015
Kenneth Dembny

Great wine. A nose of abundant dark fruits rounded out with a hint of floral and charcuterie. The palate is similar and well balanced. Rich cassis dominates, but is not overly sweet or extracted; it is balanced by minerality, a hint of meat and very fine silky tannins. Mouth coating with nice lingering finish. Still very good after 24 hours. Wish I had more bottles.

Great wine. A nose of abundant dark fruits rounded out with a hint of floral and charcuterie. The palate is similar and well balanced. Rich cassis dominates, but is not overly sweet or extracted; it is balanced by minerality, a hint of meat and very fine silky tannins. Mouth coating with nice lingering finish. Still very good after 24 hours. Wish I had more bottles.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2015
Michael Herzog

Great Shiraz at a very good year to drink this. Great food, some wood, but not too much. Fantastic finish.

Great Shiraz at a very good year to drink this. Great food, some wood, but not too much. Fantastic finish.

Jan 21st, 2017
Darren Delmore

The milkshake days of Aussie wines... But a slid vintage. Old vine fruit is losing out to the cooperage , but the spice is there and palate clamps down with cool tannins.

The milkshake days of Aussie wines... But a slid vintage. Old vine fruit is losing out to the cooperage , but the spice is there and palate clamps down with cool tannins.

Mar 27th, 2014
Pasi Ketolainen

89p

Jan 10th, 2014