Here’s 2 of our high end premiums from McLaren Vale, wines of distinction.
2 x Clarence Hill Reserve Shiraz
Colour: Dark cherry red with purple and brick red hue.
Nose: Blueberry fruits with mocha, malt dark liquorice & cola nuance. Spiciness and some new leather add interest along with cedary oak complexity.
Palate: Full bodied, firm tannin with a ripe, dark fruited palate with a hint of plum, vanilla and cedar. Crisp acidity with a well-balanced palate with a hint of forest floor earthiness and light balsamic lift.
Potential: This vintage has produced savoury, textured wines that have long term cellaring potential. Sealed under DIAM cork. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
1 x Futures Shiraz
Colour: Dark purple & magenta with an opaque hue.
Nose: Blueberry & Mulberry fruit with cedary oak. Hints of licorice, cola with a distinct black pepper note. A little lifted by alcohol but this will settle as fruit characters become stronger.
Palate: Full bodied dark fruit notes with stony minerality and warm peppery finish. Crisp acidity with even tannin and persistence on the palate.
Potential: This vintage has medium to long term potential for aging (8-15 years). Sealed under DIAM cork. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.