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  • Glaetzer Anaperenna 2019


    “The 2019 Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon is an 84-16 blend, all sourced from the northern end of the Barossa Valley. Bottled in October 2020 and scheduled to be released in October 2021, it features lovely lift and delicate herbal nuances on the nose, plus hints of red and black currants and blackberries. Full-bodied and supple, it’s also crisp, long and velvety on the finish, picking up delicious nuances of vanilla, dark chocolate and bright, fresh fruit. Drink: 2023-2035. 95 points

    My thanks to Ben Glaetzer for staying up late to chat via Zoom about his 2019 wines. All of the grapes for Glaetzer come from the Ebenezer district of the Barossa—just six growers in total (largely Hoffmann and Roehr). So, not only do the Glaetzer wines offer a taste of Ben’s winemaking, they also provide a sense of place that goes beyond just “Barossa Valley.” Although Glaetzer describes the 2019 vintage in generally positive terms, he didn’t make his luxury wine, Eye of Ra, this year. The 2016 version, previously reviewed, will be released in October, and there is a 2018 waiting in the wings (and very probably a 2021 as well).”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (256)

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  • Mixed Six


    This selection contains two bottles of each of these wines:

    Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2014

    “Aldo Conterno’s 2014 Barolo Cicala is a powerful, dark, brooding wine. Iron, smoke, game, cedar, tobacco, menthol and red cherry jam infuse this potent, unctuous Barolo from Aldo Conterno. A wine of gravitas and power, the 2014 possesses outstanding depth and plenty of character to match its driving personality. Drinking window: 2019-2034. 94 points

    I was impressed with the wines I tasted from Aldo Conterno this year. The 2014 Barolos are quite dark and powerful, the result of intense cellar work, as the growing season did not provide the conditions to make wines with this level of sheer concentration.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/19)

    Chateau Leoville Barton Second Growth Saint-Julien 2005

    “Another prodigious, but brutally tannic, offering from the affable Anthony Barton, the inky/blue/black-hued 2005 Leoville Barton exhibits a sensational perfume of charcoal, burning embers, underbrush, cedar, creme de cassis, and subtle toasty oak. Painfully concentrated (much like the 2000 was at the same stage), with full body, admirable purity, and several boatloads of muscular tannin, this St.-Julien is built for 50-60 years of cellaring. Its purity and precision are typical of today’s winemaking, but Barton is certainly not making a wine for near-term gratification. This is another 2005 that will require enormous patience. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2065. 94? points”

    Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176)

    Domaine Tempier Bandol Cabassaou 2011

    “Almost 100% Mourvèdre, all old vines and all coming from a distinct and well-exposed part of the Tourtine slope. 94% Mourvèdre, the rest Syrah with Cinsault and Grenache.

    Deep crimson with soft rim. Wonderful spice here on the nose, scented and almost a touch floral. Pure and dark fruited with a somehow chalky quality to the nose. Deep and compact on the palate but with a surprising silkiness to the tannins compared with the Migoua. It has a sort of paper flatness on the palate at the moment, as if it is still muted from sleep. Needs time but has real finesse. Drink: 2018-2035. 18 points”

    Julia Harding, (02/18)

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