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Glaetzer - Wallace 2017


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Maker: Ben Glaetzer
  • Grape: Shiraz Grenache
  • Grape Percentage: 72% Shiraz, 28% Grenache,
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Now - 2025.
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WA: 90+ to 100 (2017) JS: 89 to 100 (2017) JH: 92 to 100 (2017)


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.

Wine tasting notes

Vibrant purple with bright red hues. Wild cherries with a hint of blueberry and rose petal. Upfront red berry fruit, midpalate richness and brightness from the Grenache. Finishes fresh and long

Winery Information


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.Over a century.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2017)90+ to 100 pts

Yes, the 2017 Wallace Shiraz-Grenache blend is heavily weighted toward Shiraz (as usual), but it's the Grenache that makes itself known on the nose, adding lovely florals and raspberries to the slightly darker toned fruit of the Shiraz. Medium to full-bodied, this is supple yet crisp—perhaps a bit youthful and angular—but finishes with silky tannins and plenty of length. In another year or two, it might rival the impressive 2016.

James Suckling (2017)89 to 100 pts

The raspberry of grenache really leads the nose along in this blend. The palate has a redder-fruit core and some lemon-like acidity notes at the finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

James Halliday (2017)92 to 100 pts

This is a nice drink. Thrills with a chill! I wish I didn't have to write anything more because to do so, chortles on and contradicts the spirit of a wine that is gulpable because-and not despite of-its virtuous simplicity. Sweet berry fruit notes sashay to Turkish delight and kirsch, all licked by briar and a dash of vanillin oak. There is old-turf-vinosity to this, with length and effusive energy. - Ned Goodwin

Vinification Notes

Old vine Barossa Grenache has a liveliness and structure that does not benefit from oak maturation—oak contact was thus minimised for the Grenache component to preserve the purity and animation of the fruit. The Shiraz was matured for 16 months in 2—3 year old oak hogshead barrels (80% French / 20% American).