Clandestine Vineyards Shiraz 2020


A cracking Shiraz from a region proving ideal for it. This hails from a single vineyard, the Hayview Vineyard, in Mt Barker, loam over ironstone, which was planted in 2001. The grapes undergo a seven day ferment on skins in open fermenters, with hand plunging twice daily. It is then pressed and racked into older oak on lees. Ten months maturation. 4,800 bottles. Near black with purple rims, this is plush in style. Chocolate, coffee beans, cassis, dark berries, some dried herbs and a note of cold tea. Good complexity even at this early stage. Lots of grip here, with firm tannins, and excellent length. Lots more chocolate emerged on the palate. A wine with an exciting future.