Sourced from vineyards in the north of the Barossa, across the Ebenezer sub-region. 2014 was slightly unusual with Mother Nature throwing frosts in at the end of the 2013 growing season, horrid fires in January and rain around Valentine’s Day with 100 ml dropping from the skies. Quality will always shine through and Ben Glaetzer knows a thing or two about wine making.
Bishop by Ben Glaetzer Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2014
Woof…you can almost smell it across the room, but not quite a stinking bishop. As you’d expect: stewing plum, but still savoury with drying blood, graphite, iodine, white pepper and a tinge of black fruit. Plenty of spice dancing on the palate and sharp peppercorn heat. Inevitably Barossa, but yet runs tight, like a compression bandage allowing plenty of full fruit to be packaged neatly. Has plenty of oomph to cellar well. A step up from the 2013.
Wine sample courtesy of Glaetzer Wines