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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 106066)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $66.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is a seamless fusion of two varieties: shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. An intriguing nose of chocolate, crushed herbs, cedar, blackberries and smoke leads into a tightly-focused palate with fine-grained tannin and incredible density. The finish is fresh and lively with flavours that linger.
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About Glaetzer:

The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. From here, they settled in a country town called Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley where they started their new life in Australia. The family were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley and the current generation is firmly entrenched in the family wine business.

Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he's passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. The birth of Glaetzer Wines signalled a new era for Colin's family which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers. The clan includes Colin, his oenology-trained wife Judith, twin brother/winemaker John, and five winemakers among the couple's three sons and their wives.

With the 2004 vintage, Ben Glaetzer took over winemaking at Glaetzer and brought his own flagship wines, Amon Ra and Godolphin, into the fold. Young Glaetzer has implemented many changes at the winery, particularly with regard to harvesting upon physiological ripeness vs. analysis, longer skin contact and the use of the highest possible quality oak barrels.