Clayfield Reserve Massif Shiraz 2016
$25.00 inc. GST
The 2016 Reserve Massif has a deep red colour with a crimson hue and brilliant clarity. There is an immediate whack to the olfactory senses. This wines rich heady vinosity and obvious toasted oak with typical Grampians Shiraz pepperiness and dark fruit cake aroma screams drink me.
Maturation was in American and French oak hogsheads for 30 months contributing smoothing oak lactone sweetness and also by the 15.4% alcohol. The palate has full bodied flavour with tannins that are well balanced without being overwhelmed by the intensity of flavour. There is plenty of Shiraz spice with ripe plum and mocha notes and finishes dry with a lengthy aftertaste. Sealed with Stelvin capsules this wine will retain its freshness, it will benefit from decanting and patient breathing before drinking during the next phase of its life.