Claymore Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz 2021

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One always tries to taste without any idea of the price (not always as easy as you might think). So, when I later found out the cost of this wine, I had to check it three times. This is brilliant value. Dark magenta, this is a Clare Valley Shiraz from a top vintage, which is so beautifully crafted. Black cherries, aniseed, blackberries, spices, cloves and tobacco leaf notes, this is finely balanced, seamless, exhibiting such silky tannins and with real length. The oak contribution is well managed and nearly invisible. Drink over the next eight to ten years and no excuse for not filling the cellar. This is the best version of this wine I’ve seen.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz