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Claymore Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz 2020

Special Price $23.00 Regular Price $30.00
We have long been fans of Claymore. The Dark Side of the Moon is their best and most underpriced wine, offering spice, dark fruits, raspberries, concentration and plenty of fine tannins. As always, there is a smoothness and polish to this wine which belies its sub $30 price point.
Claymore Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2020
Winery
Winemaker
Emma Walker
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2030
Bling
94pts James Halliday, 93pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
14.8
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Year in year out this is one of Australia’s most consistent and consistently underpriced reds. It has a level of polish and sophistication we normally (but don’t always) see in reds at $70 a bottle and over. Vegan Red Wines
Clare Valley, SA

Region

Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-alt ...
130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful. There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the region ... Read Full Article
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Claymore Wines

Winery

Claymore Wines

Year in year out this is one of Australia’s most consistent and consistently underpr ...
Year in year out this is one of Australia’s most consistent and consistently underpriced wineries. They offer a level of polish and sophistication we normally (but don’t always) see in reds priced at $50 and over per bottle and are a 5 Star James Halliday rated winery. Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Claymore Wines

Winery

Claymore Wines

Region: Clare ValleyProprieter: David MavorWinemaker: David MavorEstablished: 1997Address: ...
Region: Clare ValleyProprieter: David MavorWinemaker: David MavorEstablished: 1997Address:PO Box 72WatervaleSouth Australia, 5452 The majority of Claymore grapes are sourced from their vineyards in the Watervale and Penwortham sub regions of the Clare Valley with some additional premium fruit also supplied by quality independent grape growers of the Clare Valley. Careful cultivation of fruit is paired with modern winemaking techniques by winemaker David Mavor. Their award winning wines include the Joshua Tree Riesling, London Calling Merlot, Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz and the Nirvana Reserve Shiraz. Read Full Article
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Claymore Wines
Claymore Wines
Year in year out this is one of Australia’s most consistent and consistently underpriced wineries. They offer a level of polish and sophistication we normally (but don’t always) see in reds priced at $50 and over per bottle and are a 5 Star James Halliday rated winery.
Read more
Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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Clare Valley, SA
Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful.

There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the regions best vintages. The vines are planted from 400 to 500 metres (1,300 to 1,600 ft). The higher altitude, compared to other wine regions in South Australia, ensures cool nights even during the heat of summer allowing the fruit to ripen more evenly and slowly. Soil is a mix of red to brown-grey over basement rock.

History

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Claymore Wines
Claymore Wines

Region: Clare Valley
Proprieter: David Mavor
Winemaker: David Mavor
Established: 1997
Address:
PO Box 72
Watervale
South Australia, 5452

The majority of Claymore grapes are sourced from their vineyards in the Watervale and Penwortham sub regions of the Clare Valley with some additional premium fruit also supplied by quality independent grape growers of the Clare Valley. Careful cultivation of fruit is paired with modern winemaking techniques by winemaker David Mavor.

Their award winning wines include the Joshua Tree Riesling, London Calling Merlot, Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz and the Nirvana Reserve Shiraz.

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