Anaperenna Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
95 points, “Full-bodied and supple, it’s also crisp, long and velvety on the finish, picking up delicious nuances of vanilla, dark chocolate and bright, fresh fruit.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
95 points, “Ben Glaetzer’s superpower is upholding glossy brightness and freshness even in the wake of considerable ripeness, all the more impressive in warm drought seasons in the generous northern Barossa. Anaperenna is a showpiece for the modern great Australian blends, brimming in bountiful red and black fruits, backed generously with dark chocolate and coffee-bean new oak. It holds it proportions and considerable alcohol with astonishing confidence, thanks most of all to a bright flash of pure, fresh acidity.” – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
Anna Perenna was the Roman goddess of new beginnings. While Harvey Nichols cannot promise that a sip of Ben Glaetzer’s Anaperenna 2019 will bring the rejuvenation, renewal and rebirth that its divine namesake was thought to have done, a revelation is assured for those who haven’t tasted this transcendent Aussie icon before.
The Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888, so know a thing or two about the area. They’ve carved their niche in the sub-region of Ebenezer, where – in their five star-rated winery (James Halliday’s Wine Companion) – they make what Matthew Jukes has called: “Silky, textural and layered… extremely serious wines.”
Anaperenna 2019 is a classic Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from an “outstanding” vintage (Wine Advocate). Simply a classic, it has huge depth and complexity – as you would expect from vines of 30-130 years of age. The Shiraz provides the weight of this big wine, while the Cabernet Sauvignon bring restraint and structure. Notes of blackberry, blueberry, crème de cassis, barbequed meat, sandalwood, creamy chocolate truffles, mocha and spices from every corner of the globe, make way for earthy, dark flavours, dried herbs and something reminiscent of black fruit pastilles. This will continue to improve and you could keep it until nearer 2040, but it’s almost impossible to resist now.
If this is her in her modern guise, the Romans were right to worship Anna Perenna.
£6.93 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3743499
Style No.: 886964
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