Specials 2015 Erin Eyes 'Blarney Stone' Clare Valley Shiraz

2015 Erin Eyes 'Blarney Stone' Clare Valley Shiraz

2015 Erin Eyes 'Blarney Stone' Clare Valley Shiraz
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW
Background

Background
The growing season in the Clare Valley was variable, starting with good winter rainfall and then a very dry, cool spring. Later, the weather became hotter with February bringing the highest mean maximum temperature since 2007. Vintage was early, with the Shiraz grapes for this wine picked on 12th March.
Red wines have generally deep colours and rich flavours. The grapes for this flavoursome Shiraz came from a vineyard in Sevenhill, towards the northern end of the valley.
It matured in French oak barrels, 18% of them new and 20% in two year-old oak.

Colour
Moderately deep red colour with a little purple

Nose
Ripe, sweet blackberry fruit with understated vanilla and spice from well-managed oak

Structure / Palate
Medium to full bodied, with a plump middle and generous dark and red fruit flavours. Finishes with firm, balanced tannins and good length.

The 2015 matches rich flavours to firm tannins that echo those of the successful 2013 vintage. It has great potential to develop in bottle, softening and gaining complexity until at least 2022. Enjoy it now with barbecued red meats and lamb shanks and, with more age, with casseroles and a wider range of meat dishes.

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Huon Hooke Real Review:
"Deep red colour with a tint of purple. The bouquet is subdued but clean and fresh, with some floral notes and pleasant berry aromas. It's medium to full-bodied, elegant and lively in the mouth, with good intensity and balance, leaving a refreshing aftertaste. A bright young wine which will benefit from cellaring. 24/3/2017."
90 points. Drink to 2032.

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Unit Size Bottle
Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.5%
Cellaring Potential 2023 +
Vegan Yes
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