Knappstein Shiraz 2009 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

This wine displays a rich textural palate exhibiting juicy redcurrant and rhubarb flavours with underlying hints of sweet spice and dark chocolate. The palate is framed by fine grained chalky tannins married elegantly with tightly grained French oak. This coupled with an vibrant acid structure translates to a elegant finely structured Shiraz showcasing the best of the Clare Valley.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Offering a completely different flavour spectrum to the other South Australian wines this year, the mulberry and blueberry notes in Knappstein offer a more immediate hit of juiciness and some fresh leafy notes, too. Not profound perhaps, but joyful and frivolous and more of a valid everyday proposition for the dinner party brigade. It just shows you that in many cases less oak equals more wine.Top 100 - Matthew Jukes, The Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The 2009 Knappstein Shiraz displays typical Clare Valley style and texture. Intense aromas of Raspberry, plum and cherry are underpinned by high notes of cinnamon and five spice.

Palate

This wine displays a rich textural palate exhibiting juicy redcurrant and rhubarb flavours with underlying hints of sweet spice and dark chocolate. The palate is framed by fine grained chalky tannins married elegantly with tightly grained French oak. This coupled with an vibrant acid structure translates to a elegant finely structured Shiraz showcasing the best of the Clare Valley.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will reward ageing for up to 8 years.

Vintage Condition

The 2009 vintage was a very benevolent one for the Clare Valley. Rainfall in December ensured Knappstein's old dry grown vineyards had very good canopies and excellent vine health. This was followed by a mainly cool, early start to January with an intense period of 10 days of heat at the end of the month punctuating what was largely a cool season. The vineyards sailed through this period with the remainder of the season staying very mild. The result was one of the coolest ripening periods in the last decade. Excellent acid structure and crystalline purity in the fruit are the hallmarks of this wonderful growing season.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, Decanter Wine Award 2011

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery has been making premium Clare Valley wines since 1974. The winery is housed in the heritage listed Enterprise Brewery built in 1878. Knappstein's philosophy is simply to produce the best of the Clare Valley in handcrafted wines and beer.

This commitment means that the winemaking team seeks to nurture the finest, most natural fruit from Knappstein's vineyards. In taking a minimal intervention winemaking approach, the winery ensures it captures the purest expression of the fruit in Knappstein's range of Clare Valley and SingleVineyard wines.

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