Ben Glaetzer gives context to the naming: “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.'” 2020 was certainly a year to endure.
84% Shiraz and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon. 16 months in 100% new oak (92% French, 8% American). Bottled unfiltered and under cork.
Anaperenna, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, 2020
Deep purple in colour with a vibrant rim. Plush and full: Black jelly beans, cassis, raspberries, licorice, gun smoke, black plum, bramble, damp tobacco, earthy slate, after dinner mint, ganache/milk chocolate creaminess (a nuance from the American oak), char and peppercorn spice. Full bodied and full of drive. The blend providing both structure and opulence with flesh and bone. Tannins are firm and pervasive while the wine retains a brightness which keeps things fresh through the long finish. A couple of years in the cellar won’t hurt at all.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Glaezter Wines