"Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the flavors are kept nicely in check by fine-grained tannins. This wine has it all: terrific intensity, complexity, length and texture." 97pts - Joe Czerwinsk - Wine Advocate
Voluptuous, opulent and yet refined, with a very long and satisfying finish. In 2018 the blend is 82% Shiraz (vines aged 30 to 100 years) and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon (vines of 30 to 130 years of age). Exceptional old-vine fruit is sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub-district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley.
"Very deep, dark glass staining purple colour. The bouquet is chocolaty and richly oaked, concentrated and dense and plummy, the same flavours on the palate, which is rich and opulently lavish. Sweet fruit to burn. A gorgeous Shiraz in the bigger style." 94pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review
"For the 2018 Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Glaetzer blended in 18% Cabernet Sauvignon to give the wine increased fragrance and length. The nose is smoky, slightly herbal and marked by sweet cedar- and vanilla-tinged oak, but it also offers great cassis and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the flavors are kept nicely in check by fine-grained tannins. This wine has it all: terrific intensity, complexity, length and texture." 97pts - Joe Czerwinsk - Wine Advocate
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.