CLAYMORE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON SHIRAZ 2016

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Full bodied, voluptuous and richly fruited Clare Valley Shiraz that is, as the name would suggest, dark as dark. This is no hold barred great drinking for lovers of the full on Clare Valley style. And if you are into the matching of wine and music, the power and brooding nuance of this wine makes it the perfect accompaniment to the Pink Floyd album of the same name.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Each component used in the blending of the Dark Side of the Moon creates a Shiraz that exemplifies certain characteristics of the Clare Valley.  From Leasingham to just north of the Clare Valley township, we had access to parcels that defined the sub-regions of Clare and work harmoniously to create a full, rich and balanced Shiraz.  Combined with careful oak selection with 20% New French Oak and 80% older French and American barrels, this Shiraz will continue to give for the next 8-10 years

Smells like - awesome! (Direct winemaker quote!)! But seriously….. Perfumed lifted fresh oak integrated with nuances of brambly forest fruits and dark olive tapenade. It’s a dark and brooding little beast, with subtle integration and balanced fruit; juicy dark fruit flavours of blood plums and blackcurrants. There are persistent, mouthcoating tannins and balanced oak that lifts rather than overpowers this wine. This vintage typifies Clare Valley and all it has to offer - a wine that will be hard to put down and will continue to find its stride in the months and years to come."


Reviews for the 2015 vintage below...
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Powerful, opulent and delectable, this impressively fruited shiraz shows blackberry, blueberry compote, cedar, vanilla and dark chocolate aromas on the nose. The palate is equally satisfying with fleshy mouthfeel and intense fruit flavours, wonderfully supported by velvety texture and supple tannins. Up front and delicious. At its best: now to 2025."
89/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, July 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Shiraz from Leasingham in the Clare Valley. Matured in both French and American oak. It’s a warm style with tar, licoirce and saltbush flavours as the mainstay, though raspberry and port wine jelly notes lend a brighter hand. Toasty oak is infused throughout and there’s a general-but-well-balanced creaminess to the texture. In short, it drinks pretty well."


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