Sunday, October 24, 2021

Glaetzer-Dixon 2018 Mon Pere Shiraz

It is a decade since the 2010 vintage of the Glaetzer-Dixon Mon Pére Shiraz stunned the Australian wine industry by winning the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Melbourne Wine Show. A shiraz from Tasmania? Seriously? Ten years on and this wine remains a benchmark. Made predominantly from the Upper Derwent Valley, with about 10% of the blend from the Coal River Valley, this a a lovely medium-bodied, cellar-worthy shiraz with red and black berry fruit, white pepper and deli notes along with a smooth, elegant finish that is given added texture by 30% new French oak. The wine pays tribute to winemaker Nick Glaetzer's father, Barossa vigneron Colin Glaetzer. $65.

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