Clandestine Vineyards Shiraz 2019
Another top red from the Blewitt Springs sub-region in McLaren Vale, made from a vineyard planted in 1994. Handpicked grapes were basket pressed and open fermented with 10% whole bunch. Malolactic fermentation and 16 months maturation occurred in 2nd and 3rd use French oak barriques. Only 3,600 bottles produced.
Black/purple and a lovely aroma of spices, blackfruits, black olives, cloves, dry herbs and delicatessen meats. Delightfully seamless with lots of very fine tannins and has a freshness for today but will drink very well for many years. Love it.