90+ Points - Wine Advocate
The Glaetzer Family has been a part of the Barossa Valley and its viticulture history since 1888. After thirty years of wine making, Colin Glaetzer established the family winery to create wines he's passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. Today, his son Ben carries on this wine making tradition at Glaetzer Wines. Wallace is an ancestral name of Colin's wife Judith, whose family hail from the old market town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. Judith's Celtic ancestry is reflected in the three elements of the Wallace symbol - The Celtic cross, thistle and the Celtic knot pattern.
Created from 69% Shiraz and 31% Grenache from 60-80 years old Shiraz and 80-110 years old Grenache vines and aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels for 16 months, Glaetzer "Wallace" Shiraz-Grenache offers notes of dark cherry, cracked pepper, raspberry and potpourri on the nose. On the palate, the Shiraz component gives the wine backbone, flesh and body with the Grenache adding a soft, vibrant juiciness. Balanced tannins and robust aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry and dark fruit lushness is counter balanced by a spicy suppleness that lingers through the long, refreshing finish.
"A Shiraz and Grenache blend, the 2013 Wallace has a medium garnet-purple color and notes of kirsch, warm red currants and mulberries with suggestions of spice cake, orange peel and potpourri. Soft, generous and fullbodied, it gives tons of red and black fruit preserves flavors and a spicy undercurrent, finishing long and with a refreshing lift." - Wine Advocate
Product of Australia
Alcohol by Volume: 15%