82% Shiraz & 18% Cabernet Sauvignon
Another hugely compelling and impressive wine from Glaetzer. From century-old vines comes this black, soft and delicious Shiraz-Cabernet that Glaetzer himself rates a favourite. Massively concentrated yet smooth and beautifully nuanced, this exceptional wine is drinking now but will improve for absolutely ages. Modern Aussie quality in a glass.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"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.
The symbol on the label is the Egyptian Ankh (pronounced: onk). Historically the ankh symbolised sunrise, regeneration, regrowth and renewal."
97/100 Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage)
"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. — There's not much new to report from owner-winemaker Ben Glaetzer, other than that he continues to make some stunning wines from Barossa Valley fruit, sourced mainly from the Ebenezer district in the north of the GI. Talking about the 2017s, Glaetzer says he fears they may be a bit overlooked between the 2016s and the 2018s, but says, "I really like the savoury tannin structure. The wines just need time." He compares the wines to those from 2005 (drinking well at the moment) and 2015 vintages. Frost lowered the yields in many Barossa vineyards, which led to fast-ripening fruit, but there weren't any major heat spikes. Don't forget to keep an eye out for his new 2016 Eye of Ra Shiraz (reviewed last year), which will be released later in 2019. Drink 2020 – 2035."
93/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, April 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Kahlua, black fruit, mint, sage and vanilla. Full-bodied, sweet tannin, good length, the flavours packed with chocolate, salted beef and herb. Plush. No prisoners."