Ranked #14 of 24 2013 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon from Barossa Valley
Deep, dense red with purple tints, the bouquet smoky, sooty, chocolate and charcoal, echoing liberal oak input. The wine is very chocolaty, vanillan and oaky to taste, with quite astringent tannins underlined by acidity. A wine for cellaring, and I wouldn't be broaching it for a few years.
Drink: 2018 to 2038
94 Points Robert Parker
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.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2015
92 Points James Halliday
An 84/16% blend of shiraz and cabernet from vines between 30 and 130yo, matured in 100% new hogsheads (92% French) for 16 months. Deep crimson-purple; it has a volcano of black fruits swathed in dark chocolate, oak largely absorbed by the fruit. The problem is the finish, which is hot, needing a truck of food (char-grilled steak) to put out the fire. Drink to 2028.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2015