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Claymore Walk on the Wild Side Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The secret here? Viognier, with a dash of the white grape sexing up this Shiraz to make it glossier and more purple and more rich, generally making for a softer wine than your typical Clare Shiraz.

Winemaker's Notes

This style is made following the example of the French where we harvest our Shiraz and Viognier on the same day, effectively blending in the vineyard. Co-fermentation results in integrated Viognier characters that complement and lift the Shiraz without dominating the wine.

Appearance: Deep, vibrant ruby

Nose: A youthful, lifted bouquet dominated by sweet spicy oak but with the promise of full, fruit driven aromatics to open up in time. Showing as spiced plum, violets and tell-tale Viognier apricot.

Palate: The ripeness of the season is apparent in the mouth – all ripe juicy berries and soft mouth feel with just a touch of warming alcohol on the finish. Clean, spiced oak flavours linger and the fruit flavours are pulled into line by balanced acid.

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Claymore Walk on the Wild Side Shiraz

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Winestate May/Jun
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Plums and leather lift off the nose and interesting dark berry fruits fill the mouth. Good drinking now.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright hue; attractive, lifted, vigorous fruit; fresh finish and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
´Serious oaky cassis nose. Sweet in the mouth, with intense mulberry-like flavours and lovely chewy tannins.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An exotic and expressive bouquet, the viognier making a major impact on the luscious fruit; likewise rich in the mouth.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91

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