2002 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz
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2002 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz

Wine Details

Vineyard

Glaetzer

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Australia

Vintages

2004

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) This is a powerful, rich wine which blends intensity with the Glaetzer hallmarks of complexity and elegance. A food-friendly wine, Glaetzer Shiraz is dark purple in colour, with some hints of red. A brooding nose which takes time in the glass to evolve. Initially showing cracked pepper, mulberry and wisps of earthy spice the wine shows a multitude of aromas after breathing to display ripe plums and crushed herbs. The palate has supple tannin structure which supports masses of briary fruit and rich read more...This is a powerful, rich wine which blends intensity with the Glaetzer hallmarks of complexity and elegance. A food-friendly wine, Glaetzer Shiraz is dark purple in colour, with some hints of red. A brooding nose which takes time in the glass to evolve. Initially showing cracked pepper, mulberry and wisps of earthy spice the wine shows a multitude of aromas after breathing to display ripe plums and crushed herbs. The palate has supple tannin structure which supports masses of briary fruit and rich chocolate and roasted coffee flavours. The wine will age well for 10 years. Technical Information Winemakers: Colin Glaetzer, Ben Glaetzer Growing region: Northern Ebenezer region of the Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 100% Shiraz from 85-115-year old vines Vinification: The wine was fermented in small, open vats and then transferred to new French Barriques (Nevers and Troncais) and American Hogsheads. The wine is matured in oak for 16 months. Yield: 0.25-1 tonnes per acre (equivalent to 0.6–2.47 tonnes per hectare) Alcohol/volume: 14.5% pH: 3.49 Acidity: 6.9g/l (hide)

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Vineyard

Glaetzer

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Australia

Vintages

2004

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    "The stunning 2002 Bishop (100% Shiraz from 40- to 80-year-old vines) was aged 16 months in primarily old American hogsheads (300-500 liter barrels). This is a superb example of Barossa Shiraz, combining power and concentration with a sense of balance and symmetry. Dense purple-colored with a gorgeous nose of sweet cassis intertwined with new saddle leather, spice box, and licorice, this full-bodied, unctuously-textured effort boasts tremendous intensity, good tannic structure, decent acidity, an...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 155 on Oct-04
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/05