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Glaetzer Anaperenna Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2018 £43.95
Glaetzer Anaperenna Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet
Glaetzer Anaperenna is a seamless fusion of the two varieties Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Voluptuous, opulent and yet refined, with a very long and satisfying finish.
The name Anaperenna has been inspired by Anna Perenna, the Roman goddess of the New Year. Anna Perenna symbolises the year's cycle and her name translates as 'enduring year'. Romans honoured Anna Perenna with a festival held on the first full moon of the Roman calendar. On March 15th they would ask Anna to grant them longevity, and a healthy year for each glass of wine they drank on that day.
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 growing season started well with above-average winter rainfall but was followed by well below average spring and summer rainfall coupled with warm temperatures. Fortunately, our vines were in perfect balance with healthy canopies assisting even ripening and fruit flavour development. Harvest commenced very early in late January. Calm Indian summer conditions began in early March which was perfect for finishing off vintage. The resultant 2018 wines are of exceptional quality featuring intense depth of colour, astounding aromatic purity plus richness and brightness on the palate.
A wine that will mature extremely well with long term cellaring for up to 20 years.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 97 Points 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 flavours are kept nicely in check by fine-grained tannins. This wine has it all: terrific intensity, complexity, length and texture.
Joe Czerwinski, 2020 Wine Advocate Review, 1st August 2020