Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2015
100% Shiraz blended from 35-year-old vines and 120-year-old vines is the key to Bishop. The fruit from younger vines is fresh and vibrant, while Shiraz from the oldest blocks in the Ebenezer vineyard gives structure and enhances the palate profile. The exceptional fruit for Bishop creates aromas of spice and lifted red and dark fruits with a refined opulence on the palate. Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10-12 years' careful cellaring.
The Wine Front – This is soft, ripe, bold shiraz. It doesn’t drown the sense but the volume is on loud. That old black magic of Barossa dark fruits, sweet spice, cedary-tobacco oak in the bouquet. Comfort in the slip-on feel of rich, forest berry sweetness to taste, a dusting of cinnamon-clove wood spice, decent length, though the finish does have a touch of a lemony-salty bite. That being said, it does Barossa well. Full flavoured, neat and tidy, easy to drink in the style.
World Wine – This is a very good release of this wine. It ramps up the flavours but nothing’s flabby, it’s all well toned and shaped, the blackberry and asphalt flavours rolling deliberately though the palate, the finish then satisfying. Robust red, done well.
In a mixed or straight case: $33.24