Clayfield Moyston Shiraz Blue Label 2014
$100.00 inc. GST
Harvesting took place during the middle of March following a moderate summer, the grapes were in excellent condition with optimum flavour and ripeness. Cold soaking, temperature controlled ferment with inclusion of some whole berries plunging gently for 10 days. Left on skins for several weeks then hand basket pressed. Matured in a Seguin Moreau ICONE barrique for 18 months prior to racking and bottling. Single barrel limited release of 325 bottles only.
“There’s deep plum fruit and mixed berries alongside woody spice and cedar twang. Totally regional and possessing a calm perfection that speaks of balance and harmony between the elements. The palate brings a view of texture that is quite seductive. Some wines are felt as much as tasted and in my view, texture is too often pushed behind flavour in terms of its sensory pleasure. This is a wine to reverse the trend; its tannins are plush and velvety, its acid swallowed up by dense fruit without losing its ability to support the line that marks it as a wine of subtlety as well as impact.” – Julian Coldrey