Ben Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Ben Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Australia  Southern  Barossa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 27686
Region: Australia, Southern, Barossa Valley
Varietal: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.5

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"The wine is a seamless fusion of two varieties: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright and vibrant dark purple color with an expressive nose of black currant, liquorice and anise. A fine and elegant tannin structure supports luscious flavors of chocolate and dark berries with fresh acidity. A wine that will evolve very well with long term cellaring." —winemaker

Blend: 84% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Anthology review:
Anna Perenna was the Roman goddess of renewal who determined the cycle of the year, whom winemakers relied on to ensure a successful harvest. The stylized Egyptian ankh on the label, a symbol of life, deepens the theme of renewal. Anaperenna, like the rest of the Glaetzer lineup, gets its fruit from the Ebenezer sub-region of northern Barossa Valley, whose sandy limestone-rich soil is ideal for Glaetzer's vines that range from 30 to 130 years old. Since Glaetzer has access to top-level fruit, he takes a hands-off approach and lets nature do the work, giving us a sumptuous Shiraz-dominated Anaperenna here with bold flavors of blue and black fruit, nutmeg, cloves, and grilled herbs.
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Cabernet Anaperenna is intensely scented of cassis, crushed blackberries and black cherries with hints of cedar, cloves and anise. Full-bodied and full-throttle on the flavors, it fills the mouth with primary black fruits and baking spices, supported by grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long." —Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

"Inky purple. Lush blueberry and blackberry aromas show an enticing blend of depth and vivacity, with a suave incense nuance adding interest. Intense dark fruit liqueur flavors are supported by zesty acidity and show superb clarity for their power. Strikingly deep and sweet on the long, penetrating finish, which features velvety tannins and lingering blue fruit character." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous

"Juicy and velvety, with aromatic caraway and Earl Grey tea details surrounding a core of kirsch and plum preserve flavors. Concentrated and generous, showing plenty of focus. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028. 1,500 cases made." —MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Shirazred meat or gameCheddar, Asiago, Canestrato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino, Piaveda, Gouda or Parmesanpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces