Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2015
$2799each
$335DOZEN
WineryGlaetzer
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $27.99
$335.00
Available by the dozen
Only ever made in the finest vintage years, the backbone of this substantive Shiraz is exceptional old vine fruit from a qabal of famed, gnarled and dry grown Barossa vineyards at Ebenezer. Bishop is assembled from components which are up front and generous, showing animated, youthful characters, as opposed to the more restrained and structured components of the sibling Glaetzers. These old veterans are young at heart, a coterie of old, very old and ancient blocks, up to a hundred and thirty years of age, are called upon to make a contribution towards the Bishop.
Bishop is the maiden name of the estate matriarch. The Bishops hail from Mount Gambier, whence Judith's mother was the first female mayor in Australian political history. From vines up to 120 years of age and averaging 60, grown to the Glaetzer estate's Ebenezer parcels, vinified and assembled into the final wine alongside batches of very old vine fruit from distinguished growers. Vinified in 1½ to 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged two to three times daily. Extended maceration achieves good tannin development which makes the wine soft and approachable. Selected batches are treated to barrel fermentation, followed by sixteen months in a high proportion of new French oak hogsheads. Alcohol 15.0%
TASTING NOTES
Deep garnet colour. Aromas of liquorice, violets and clove, mulberries and cassis. Opulent flavours on the palate, dark fruits and freshly cut plum are beautifully balanced by firm, velvety tannins from ageing in French and American oak. Refinement, elegance and solid structure, Bishop is rich voluptuous and mouth filling, with spicey fruit characters and a long elegant finish.
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About the Glaetzer Winery
Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he's passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds
The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. The family left Germany on board the Nord-Deutscher Lloyd steamer Habsburg and took seven weeks to reach their final destination of Port Adelaide. From here they settled in a country town called Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley where they started their new life in Australia. The family were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley and the current generation is firmly entrenched in the family wine business. Glaetzer»