2015 Glaetzer Shiraz-Cabernet Anaperenna

Year: 2015
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :

"Robust, with gravelly tannins in the background and plum and mineral notes at the core. Espresso and cigar box details linger. The tannins firm up on the finish. Shiraz and Cabernet. Drink now through 2026. 5,000 cases made." (WS)

"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." (WA)

"Glass-staining ruby. Dark berry liqueur, fruitcake, smoky oak and vanilla on the deeply perfumed nose. Stains the palate with pliant black and blue fruit, mocha and floral pastille flavors, while peppery spice and mineral nuances add lift and back-end cut. Fleshy and deep but surprisingly lively as well, thanks to a core of juicy acidity. Finishes on a youthfully tannic note, displaying excellent focus and fruity persistence." (VM)

"The nose here shows lots of classic quartz, slate, blackberries and crushed violets, but also a streak of peppercorn. The palate is fairly full and round, but the acidity carries the opulent finish. Slightly overdone but enjoyable. Drink in 2019." (JS)

"The next tier down from Ben Glaetzer's top wine, Amon-Ra, this Shiraz-dominant blend is every bit as good, riding a line between power and elegance. The nose is like dessert in a glass: Tangy raspberry and red cherry swirled with licorice, mint, resin and raisins. Silky yet firm tannins lead on the palate, balanced by plush, juicy red fruit, black olives and a long, savory finish. Drink now?2030." (WE)