2021 Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
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2021 Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2031-2033)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

A blend of 79% Shiraz and 21% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Shiraz vines are aged between 30 and 100 years old, and the Cabernet between 30 and 130. Yields are 2.5 tonnes per hectare with the fruit fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters and hand plunged 3 times daily. Matured for 16 months in 100% new oak hogshead barrels (92% French and 8% American).
Super saturated inky black colour with a very deep bright dark red black hue. Soaring out of the glass with a youthful exuberance are freshly crushed blackberry, dark plum, cassis and liquorice scents which are trailed by some vanillin cedar, earth and spice notes. Rich, dense and structured the palate is a concentrate of blackberry, dark plum, liquorice, cassis and blueberry fruits. Superb power with a firm yet integrated graphite like tannin structure. Vanillin cedar, earth, infusions of fresh herbs and spicy pepper elements lie underneath. Finishes long and inky with a youthful freshness.
Cellar 8-10 years.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews….
The 2021 Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is from the highly anticipated 2021 vintage, one typified by a cool, long, even ripening period and very little disease pressure. Yields were up on the monstrously low 2019/2020 seasons, a relief for producers. The oak stands proudly atop this wine, and the fruit is a little reductive upon opening; however, the cool flow of flavor across the tongue is sensational. This is glossy, complete and saturated in red and purple fruits. The 2021 is sitting so pert and frisky at this stage—I'm pretty sure, having just looked at the 2020 (and loved it), that this needs a little time to come together. Exceptional fruit. Drink 2024-2034.
94+ Points
Erin Larkin – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Ben Glaetzer does the great Aussie blend well, consistently offering a polished, contemporary take on the very popular wine style. It's a deeply fruited affair, all cassis, blackberry and black cherry tones with impressive weight, depth and purity. It's not a wine for the oak-shy, as the cedar and vanilla tones make their presence felt, but all that fruit just sucks it up like a greedy labrador. Finishing bold with tight, compact powdery tannin and cassis leaving the impression that this will cellar like a champion. Drink by 2040.
95 Points
Dave Brookes – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

It’s a 79% and 21% Shiraz and Cabernet blend from the Barossa. In both cases the fruit comes off a mix of 30 year to more than 100 year old vines from the Ebenezer subregion of the Barossa. The concentration and intensity of the fruit has enabled Glaetzer to use all new oak with a mix of mostly French and 8% American. The fruit was excellent but the craftsmanship to draw the best out of it is superb. Balanced and poised with that subregional rusty iron filings character a distinctive enhancing influence. There’s a beautiful but not overplayed sweetness on the palate with the fine chalky tannins working precisely.
96 Points
Ray Jordan – WinePilot.com