2007 Glaetzer Shiraz-Cabernet Anaperenna

Year: 2007
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 92
Jeremy Oliver on Australian Wine: 94
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"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.

Star winemaker Ben Glaetzer sources all of his fruit for this label from the Ebenezer district in northern Barossa Valley. Many knowledgeable experts consider this the finest sub-region of Barossa." (WA)

"($70; 75% shiraz and 25% cabernet sauvignon) Deep ruby with a bright rim. Fresh blueberry and mulberry on the nose, with sexy floral and spice qualities adding complexity. Less intense than the 2006, with a gentler texture but fresher fruit character. Brisk and focused on the finish, which is strikingly pure and long. I'd drink this wine before the 2006." (IWC)

"A hugely improved wine with richness, length and balance. Scented with fresh, floral, confiture-like aromas of small black and blue berries, cedar/vanilla oak and leafy cabernet undertones, it's long, smooth and seamless, with a heady mix of genuinely ripe and slightly over-ripe flavour. Underpinned by smooth, supple tannins and carefully metered cedar/mocha oak, it's exceptionally approachable and ready to drink, if perhaps a shade confectionary for a higher rating. (18.3/94, YTD 2012-2015+)" (JO)

Winery Notes:
After two vintages (2004 & 2005) we have changed the name of this wine from Godolphin. Our first release under the new name, Anaperenna continues our quest to create one of Australia’s pre-eminent Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blends.

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 in March (the first month in the Roman calendar). On March 15th, which was the first full moon of the year, they would ask Anna Perenna to grant them longevity. They prayed that Anna would let them live one more year for each glass of wine they drank on that day.

Our Anaperenna wine retains Godolphin’s distinctive symbol: the Egyptian Ankh (pronounced: onk). Historically the ankh symbolised sunrise, regeneration, regrowth and renewal. The symbol becomes even more appropriate in the case of Godolphin’s rebirth as Anaperenna.