Claymore Nirvana Reserve Shiraz 2014 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

A rich creaminess sits up front and that briar, spice and darkest berries continue in-line in the palate. Nothing prickly about the tannin structure though; they have benefited from being afforded extra time in oak and sit like gentle grape dust in the mouth.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour - Blackest dark red

Bouquet - Best when given some air, the aromatics of this wine build with time in the glass. Initial hits of pretty, spiced oak give way to dense plum fruit and anise with a briar edge. Forest berries are peeking out from behind that hedge of lovely oak spice and will develop further as the wine gets used to being in bottle.

Palate - Indulged with 36 months maturation in oak, the powerful nature of this release is yet to be fully tamed. Time will bring great rewards although we are already seeing a restrained elegance in what is actually a very rich, brooding wine.

A rich creaminess sits up front and that briar, spice and darkest berries continue in-line in the palate. Nothing prickly about the tannin structure though; they have benefited from being afforded extra time in oak and sit like gentle grape dust in the mouth.

There is great weight to this baby – leaving lingering spiced plum fruit and gentle savoury notes on the finish.

General - It is typical for our Nirvana to rest in barrel for up to 2 years; the sheer power of this vintage dictated extra investment in time in the barrel store to allow the angular components the opportunity to integrate.

We maintain an attitude of respect and deference with regards to use of oak in the cellar – as a reserve release maturation in 30% new oak is a measured indulgence. Our central goal for all our winemaking is the attainment of great balance in our wines – crafting releases that reflect poise, power and a gentle hand to allow the beauty of our fruit to shine through.

Serve With - Serve well aired with aged beef fillet or a sharp matured cheddar – this is a big wine, deserving of the best but should ideally be cracked after few more years in the bottle. (8-10 years recommended).

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
15.3%

Winery Profile

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Claymore Wines, situated in the beautiful Clare Valley in South Australia, began in 1997 with small volumes of Grenache and Riesling, and has now grown to almost 15,000 cases per year across a highly awarded range of wines.

We draw fruit from our five premium estate owned vineyards at Penwortham (the backbone of our red wine production) and Watervale (home to our Joshua Tree vineyard). These sites have been specifically chosen for their suitability for our staple varieties – Shiraz, Riesling, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Our labelling is inspired by some of the great music of modern time - from rock, punk and folk. Our wines are about bringing together great passions to create the ultimate experience. We pride ourselves on meticulous winemaking using only the best fruit, but when it comes to enjoying a glass we don't take ourselves too seriously! So turn up the volume on a soundtrack of your choice, crack a bottle with friends, and relax.

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