Claymore Wine Grenache Mataro Shiraz -You'll never walk alone- 2008
This is a heady mix of lifted confection notes of raspberries and some subtle musky florals alongside ripe dark cherries, mint and mixed spice. All those vibrant fruits shine on the palate, which is surprisingly soft and round, yet fuller bodied than our previous vintages. Dark jammy flavours are balanced by savoury all-spice and the wine finishes with a warm tickle. Use of 100% older oak allows the purity of the grapes to shine. We are becoming more experimental with this wine, relishing the opportunity to play with a little Mataro in the blend. This is a little grown variety in the Clare Valley but a fantastic blending option for wines of this style, contributing structure length and savoury notes to the wine. May be cellared (3-4 years) but not necessary for total enjoyment; a great youthful drink with gamey venison or try chinese style steamed black bean pork ribs.