Glaetzer, "Anaperenna" Shiraz-Cabernet 2017
Shiraz-Cabernet｜Barossa Valley, Australia
If full-throttle, silky Shiraz is your pleasure, we got you!
Viticulture in the Barossa Valley goes back to the arrival of the first settlers in Australia. In the Glaetzer family's case, they arrived as German emigrants in 1888 and are some of the earliest winemakers in Barossa. To this day, the estate is still family-run by the Glaetzer family. Colin Glaetzer, known as the "Baron of the Barossa," handed the reins to his son Ben in 2004, and he honors the lineage by crafting rich, sumptuous reds from the family's old vines, some of which are 100+ years old.
Coming in at 82% Shiraz and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is not for the faint of heart. A deep, inky blue-black in the glass, it's full of sappy blackberry, dark spices, crushed herbs (think bay leaf and rosemary), pipe tobacco, olive tapenade, mesquite, and lush, silken tannins that meld seamlessly with the intense, brambly fruit.
"Anaperenna" is a portmanteau of "Anna Perenna," the Roman goddess of the New Year – what better way to ring in the upcoming new year than with a full and rich Aussie Shiraz like this?!
Fun fact: something like 95% of Aussie wines are bottled with a screwcap (even the three-figure bottles). This bottle is one of the few to be bottled under natural cork!
This type of Aussie red is catnip to the critics – 97, two 95s, and two 92 pointers...a combined 471 from top reviewers! Free shipping on three bottles, so open one now, one in five years, and one in 2032!
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