Ben Glaetzer

Anaperenna Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz Blend

9.239 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Joe Gillies

Decanted for 60 min, and prob needs longer than that as the first glass was a bit unbalanced but that second glass wow.
Amazing aromas. Big blueberry, blackberry, and ecluyptus.
82% shiraz and 18% cabernet sauvignon

Decanted for 60 min, and prob needs longer than that as the first glass was a bit unbalanced but that second glass wow.
Amazing aromas. Big blueberry, blackberry, and ecluyptus.
82% shiraz and 18% cabernet sauvignon

1 person found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2018
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8.6

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Drink it from 2011 to 2022.
Wine Advocate 95 WSc ~93pt; RP95pt-
When to drink: 2011 to 2022

The 2007 Anaperrena Shiraz (75%)-Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) was sourced from 30- to 120-year-old vines with yields ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 tons of fruit per acre. It spent 15 months in new oak, predominantly French. Purple/black in color, it offers up a splendid nose of pain grille, mineral, scorched earth, blueberry, and black currant. Dense and massive on the palate, it has layers of ripe fruit, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-filled finish. Allow it 3-4 years to round out and drink it from 2011 to 2022. Wine Advocate 95

20170112 WineView w24012w to w23992w

20170925 yummy

Drink it from 2011 to 2022.
Wine Advocate 95 WSc ~93pt; RP95pt-
When to drink: 2011 to 2022

The 2007 Anaperrena Shiraz (75%)-Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) was sourced from 30- to 120-year-old vines with yields ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 tons of fruit per acre. It spent 15 months in new oak, predominantly French. Purple/black in color, it offers up a splendid nose of pain grille, mineral, scorched earth, blueberry, and black currant. Dense and massive on the palate, it has layers of ripe fruit, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-filled finish. Allow it 3-4 years to round out and drink it from 2011 to 2022. Wine Advocate 95

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2017
Hanibal

Cassis, blueberries and still lots of tannins. Alcohol level too much present. All in allot of concentration but lacks lift

Cassis, blueberries and still lots of tannins. Alcohol level too much present. All in allot of concentration but lacks lift

Feb 16th, 2020
Brian Hearty

2007. Decanted for four hours (because we were enjoying two other great wines). Tannins are totally smoothed out, but the fruit (dark plums?) is so delicious with a prime filet.

2007. Decanted for four hours (because we were enjoying two other great wines). Tannins are totally smoothed out, but the fruit (dark plums?) is so delicious with a prime filet.

Jul 4th, 2019
Clive McNish

Top notch, very fragrant nose of blackcurrant, vanilla, green leaves, leather and marzipan. On the palate this is smooth with loads of fruit, dark berries, vanilla and sour candy. Great wine, dark and ripe with more ageing potential but excellent now. Highly recommended.

Top notch, very fragrant nose of blackcurrant, vanilla, green leaves, leather and marzipan. On the palate this is smooth with loads of fruit, dark berries, vanilla and sour candy. Great wine, dark and ripe with more ageing potential but excellent now. Highly recommended.

May 29th, 2019
Joe Gillies

Decanted for 90 minutes. This needs a decant to fully open up. Warm blueberry pie aromas. So inviting! Massive Blueberry, BlackBerry, vanilla, cocoa, and eucalyptus flavors. Perfect for wagyu strip steaks!

Decanted for 90 minutes. This needs a decant to fully open up. Warm blueberry pie aromas. So inviting! Massive Blueberry, BlackBerry, vanilla, cocoa, and eucalyptus flavors. Perfect for wagyu strip steaks!

Jan 25th, 2019
Daniel Porter

Beautiful fruit forward wine. Soft tannins. Easy to drink for as young as this wine is.

Beautiful fruit forward wine. Soft tannins. Easy to drink for as young as this wine is.

Jan 12th, 2019
Alec Jeffery

An awesome wine, still a way to go before it peaks.

An awesome wine, still a way to go before it peaks.

Dec 29th, 2018
Scott Soren

Full mouth feel. Still had a lot of time behind it. Tannins a little tight but oh sooo good

Full mouth feel. Still had a lot of time behind it. Tannins a little tight but oh sooo good

Aug 18th, 2018
Ryan Vento

Waiting for the beast to awaken, but what little (sediment filled) sips I had indicate a rating that will only go up from here. EDIT: After an hour+ this wine really opened up. Fragrant dark berry medley, leather, and loads of menthol. Delicious.

Waiting for the beast to awaken, but what little (sediment filled) sips I had indicate a rating that will only go up from here. EDIT: After an hour+ this wine really opened up. Fragrant dark berry medley, leather, and loads of menthol. Delicious.

May 13th, 2018