Specials 2015 Erin Eyes Clare Valley Malbec - last cases

2015 Erin Eyes Clare Valley Malbec - last cases

2015 Erin Eyes Clare Valley Malbec - last cases
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid

James Halliday 91 points

Background

2015 was an excellent vintage in the Clare Valley. This followed a mild and at times quite cool growing season, with the harvest starting earlier than usual.
Malbec is more suited to the Clare Valley than to other Australian regions and it shows in the depth of fruit and balance of this wine. The grapes were grown on two vineyards, one to the north of Clare, the other in Polish Hill, of 27 and 40 year-old vines.
The wine matured in a mixture of two to four year-old French oak barrels, which kept the oak understated.


Tasting Notes

Colour
Moderately deep purple colour.

Nose
Fresh and intense, with dark berries and plums. Subtle oak complexity.

Structure / Palate
Medium bodied, with good depth of dark fruits. Plenty of fine, dry tannin, finishing with good length. Generous and luscious blackberry and raspberry fruit characters. Excellent firm tannins with a long and lasting finish.

This 2015 is distinctly softer than the 2012 vintage and has a finer structure than 2013. It is ready to accompany flavoursome pasta dishes and simply prepared red meat courses and will gain complexity in bottle past 2020.

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James Halliday Wine Companion:
"Wendouree may have made malbec famous in the Clare Valley, but there have been other plantings, notably at Leasingham. Why there haven't been more I don't know. This wine is a delicious example of what can be achieved with its juicy plum jam flavours and soft tannins.
91 points. Drink to 2029."

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Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.0%
Cellaring Potential 2020+
Serving Suggestion Everything from pizza to roasts
Unit Size Bottle
Vegan Yes
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