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Claymore 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Shiraz Mataro 2018

Special Price $18.00 Regular Price $22.00
We have long been fans of Claymore Wines, particularly their Shiraz and Riesling offerings. This is their first ever release of a Shiraz Mataro blend and it tastes a whole lot better than the label looks. Maybe they made some kinda Faustian pact ”yes, I’ll grant you a stunning wine but after it is in bottle, I get to design the label, mwah ha ha”. Nevermind, you can’t drink the label and this is magic, with spice, brooding dark fruit perfectly balanced by tannin and acid... and we absolutely love it.
Claymore 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Shiraz Mataro
Wine Specs
Region
Clare Valley, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Claymore
Winemaker
Donna Stephens
Bling
91pts Wine Showcase Magazine
Alcohol %
13.8
Size
750 mL
Year in year out this is one of Australia’s most consistent and consistently underpriced wineries. It has a level of polish and sophistication we normally (but don’t always) see in reds at $50 a bottle and over. A 5 star James Halliday rated winery, Claymore wines began in 1997 with just a tiny amount of Grenache and Riesling but have flourished into one of Clare Valley’s best known producers. They signed a 3-year contract in 2015 with English Football giants Liverpool, much to the dismay of our Manchester United tasting panel member Dan. Even Dan though cannot let his football bias affect how truly great the Claymore wines are! Their labels are inspired by some of the great music of the modern times, from Pink Floyd to Prince to The Verve and even a little Stevie Wonder. All in all, fantastic wines with an edgy feel. Whether you want to open a bottle and belt out a riff, or warm up the vocals and sing “you’ll never walk alone,” Claymore have you covered!
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 underpriced ...
Year in year out this is one of Australia’s most consistent and consistently underpriced wineries. Read Full Article
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Mourvèdre

Variety

Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre, Mataró, or Monastrell is variety of wine grape used to make both ...
Mourvèdre, Mataró, or Monastrell is variety of wine grape used to make both strong, dark red wines and rosés. It is an international variety grown in many regions around the world. In Australia There are around 12 square kilometres of Mourvèdre in Australia, with the most significant plantings in South Australia and New South Wales. It is usually found in Rhone-style GSM blends of Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre. It has also found its way into Australian fortified wines. Characteristics Mourvèdre produces tannic wines that can be high in alcohol, and is most successful in Rhone-style blends. It has a particular ... 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.

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Mourvèdre
Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre, Mataró, or Monastrell is variety of wine grape used to make both strong, dark red wines and rosés. It is an international variety grown in many regions around the world.

In Australia

There are around 12 square kilometres of Mourvèdre in Australia, with the most significant plantings in South Australia and New South Wales. It is usually found in Rhone-style GSM blends of Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre. It has also found its way into Australian fortified wines.

Characteristics

Mourvèdre produces tannic wines that can be high in alcohol, and is most successful in Rhone-style blends. It has a particular affinity for Grenache, softening it and giving it structure. Its taste varies greatly according to area, but often has a wild, gamey or earthy flavour, with soft red fruit flavours.

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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.

Read more
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