"97 points. I love what Glaetzer’s inclusion of Cabernet brings to the 2017 Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, giving it additional fragrance and length. Lifted aromas of mint, raspberries and dark chocolate mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and velvety but never heavy, framed by supple tannins that turn silky on the long, long finish. Showing great focus, energy and intensity, expect it to still be going strong in a decade. 97 POINTS"
"My repetitious tasting note reads ‘very sexy, very flashy, demonstrative and juicy, spice and leather, very sexy, layered, delicious, forward’. With 18% Cabernet it gets a guest pass in this line-up." Matthew Jukes, Decanter Magazine
"95 points. A quintessential Australian blend of shiraz (82%) and cabernet (18%), this is a brooding wine of considerable chutzpah manifest in old vine fruit, sourced from 30yo to centurion plots, across the famed Ebenezer sub-climate. The result is bumptious, yet in the Barossan context, refined, taut, long of finish and highly ageable. Soy, star anise and dried fruitcake spice lace high octane blue to dark fruit references. These are lit by lilac florals and smoky barrel ferment aromas, following 16 months in new hogsheads (92% French; the remainder American). James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion
Glaetzer Anaperenna is a seamless fusion of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Voluptuous, opulent and yet refined, with a very long and satisfying finish.
Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 30—100 year old Shiraz and 30—130 year old Cabernet. Yield 2.5 tonnes per hectare.
The colour is impenetrable black with a hint of purple. The aromas are a spectrum of spicy yet plummy fruit, with intense notes of liquorice and mixed herbs. The palate displays dense dark flavours yet with freshness and drive.
A wine that will mature extremely well with long term cellaring up to 20 years.
I love this wine, it's absolutely delicious but very heady at 15%! I will try and save the rest for a rainy day (or two) but my willpower is very very poor.