Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet 2010

Shiraz cabernet or cabernet shiraz, the quintessential Australian blend, remains one of my favourite wine styles for the sole reason that they have a habit of being darn good.  That Glaetzer should make a good one will be no real surprise for regular readers, as I like most of Ben Glaetzer's wines.  The 2010 Anaperenna - I rather apologise in advance for the likely multiple spellings of this to follow -  is a blend of 72% shiraz and 28% cabernet sauvignon from old, low yielding vines (1 tonne per hectare) that sees 100% new oak (92% French, 8% American).  And 2010 is a strong Barossa Valley shiraz vintage.

The result is an outstanding wine.  My notes were relatively short, because I was too busy drinking it.  The 2010 Glaetzer Anaperenna is a deep and brooding wine with young fresh plum fruit aromatics, that gives neither a strong impression of cabernet sauvignon nor shiraz.  The palate is balanced with long length, and exquisite fruit - blackcurrant, plums and blueberries squished and intermingled.  Such is the quality of its fruit expression and stuffing I expect that this wine will suit drinking at any time over the next 30 years.  For the price, it is a real bargain.  95 points (outstanding)

Abv: 15.1%
Price: $44
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Tasted: August 2012

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