2021 Cleo’s Block Shiraz
Sourced from a small section within the Holy Grail vineyard planted with a rare heritage clone of Shiraz propagated from a very famous Clare Valley vineyard planted in 1891, with our beautiful Scottish Highlander Cleo on the label.
MT says, “Deep red to purple in colour, a wonderful perfume bursts forth, notes of mint, dried herb, flower shop, lavender, menthol, cherries, fresh tobacco and ginger lift slowly from the glass”.
The palate is in a medium power bank of velvety and soft textured fruits, this is the quintessential Barossa Shiraz but in a more feminine style, a lovely lick of soft acidity sets the scene, the concentrated reds fruits poke all over your palate. Slowly, gravelly iodine infused tannins emerge and sets up the late palate texture. This is a ballerina in a body builders costume, as elegance reigns supreme, this is a magic carpet ride and I find the whole packing just so interesting. This has such a great core of fruit that it will age very slowly over the long term, it’s hard to keep your hands off it, so it won’t last long once opened and decanted. Yum.
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